Volcanic pumice stones fill Japanese beach

As for whether it’s possible to swim here, it’s impossible.''

"You can see how it's like. The accumulation (of pumice) is at least around 30 centimetres. You cannot swim here. It's so thick that I feel it is life-threatening."

This Okinawa beach is filled with volcanic pumice stones

Location: Ogimi, Japan

The rocks are believed to have traveled nearly 932 miles

following a volcanic eruption off the Ogasawara Islands in the Pacific Ocean

Source: NHK

Local artist ‘Moco’ wants to raise awareness about the issue

She says the stones are impacting the local fishery and tourism industries

NHK says the local government has begun a clean-up operation

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