Alongside the carnage of Pakistan’s massive earthquake came a new
creation: a small island of mud, stone and bubbling gas pushed forth
from the seabed.
Experts say the island was formed by the massive movement of
the earth during the 7.7-magnitude quake that hit Pakistan’s Baluchistan
province on Tuesday, killing at least 285 people.
“That big shock beneath the earth causes a lot of disturbance,”
said Zahid Rafi, director of the National Seismic Monitoring Center.
The island appeared off the coast of Gwadar, a port about 533
kilometers from Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi and 120 kilometers
(Photos: BEHRAM BALOCH/AFP/Getty Images)
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