Sandy Island, a Manhattan sized island between Australia and New Caledonia disappeared. 

During a 25 day expedition to study plate tectonics, a Sydney-based geologist team sailed to the exact point coordinates of Sandy Island. The crew and scientists found nothing but open water. 

The expedition leader told newspapers, “The ocean floor didn’t ever get shallower than 1300 metres below the wave-base. There’s an island in the middle of nowhere that doesn’t actually exist.” 

The crew said they had a good laugh at Google Maps “as we sailed through the island.”