Pakistan earthquake may have created a new island off coast


When a deadly magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck southern Pakistan on Tuesday, it caused destruction across the remote, mountainous Awaran District. However, at the same time, it also seems to have performed an act of creation, as it apparently formed a new island just off the country's southern coast. According to reports, the new island is small, rising between 6 and 12 metres above the water, and it's estimated at around 30 metres wide. It's located in the Arabian Sea, near the port of Gwadar, about 75 kilometres east of the Iran-Pakistan border

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allyourbasebase site profile image  

9/26/13 1:37 AM by allyourbasebase

Geological IMHO.

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9/25/13 11:56 PM by Aaronrodgers=GOAT


viorage site profile image  

9/25/13 11:45 PM by viorage

Plate tectonics how do they work?

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9/25/13 10:32 PM by tetris

Just as our whore mother give us a new island, she takes one away. the middle of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, a tiny island may soon become an early victim of climate change. Smith Island is the last inhabited island in Maryland, a place where residents, hearty watermen who make their living catching oysters and blue crabs, still speak in the Cornish dialect of their ancestors. Many Smith Islanders can trace their ancestry back 12 generations to the English colonists who settled here in the 17th century. And yet their link to this land may soon be broken: Smith Island is eroding. Though scientists differ on how long it will be before the island is underwater, anywhere between 30 and 100 years, there is no dispute about the cause: rising seas. The global trend of rising ocean levels is especially acute in the Chesapeake Bay, where water is rising at twice the world average. To make matters worse, the land around the Chesapeake is sinking: a trend scientists call post-glacial subsidence. According to a state-commissioned task force, Maryland is now losing 260 acres of tidal shoreline annually. The US Army Corps of Engineers estimates that Smith Island has lost 3,300 acres of wetlands in the last 150 years. Many residents have relocated to the mainland; the island's population is down from a peak of 700 in 1960 to 267 full-time residents today.

Dirtyu D site profile image  

9/25/13 7:06 PM by Dirtyu D


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9/25/13 4:12 PM by Dougie


tetris site profile image  

9/25/13 3:19 PM by tetris

You sure he wasnt talking about BIGWHITESEXY?

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9/25/13 3:09 PM by WriteBelt

A Pakistani Navy team reached the island by midday Wednesday, navy geologist Mohammed Danish told the country's Geo Television. He said the mass was about 60 feet high, 100 feet long and 250 feet wide.

GodSaveTheReem site profile image  

9/25/13 3:00 PM by GodSaveTheReem ground...i wonder if there are any rare metals or minerals on it worth some money

trainmygod site profile image  

9/25/13 2:42 PM by trainmygod

same thing happened after a previous quake and then it disappeared after everything settled.