Pacific island lifted 3 meters out of the water by earthquake

A serious (magnitude 8.1) under-sea earthquake lifted the tiny Solomon island of Ranongga 3 meters out of the water. The white now shown around the island is part of the surrounding coral reef which has been exposed by the lift.

Coral exposed by lifting

Solomon island lifted 3 meters by an earthquake

I also found it amazing that there is a village on such a tiny island. There is more information and some more pics on National Geographic.