September 25, 2013
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.