Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Video: Earthquake births new island off Pakistan's western coast

On September 24, 2013, a major strike-slip earthquake rattled western Pakistan, killing at least 350 people and leaving more than 100,000 homeless. The 7.7 magnitude quake struck the Baluchistan province of northwestern Pakistan. Amidst the destruction, a new a island was created roughly one kilometre offshore in the Paddi Zirr (West Bay) near Gwadar, Pakistan. Credit: Youtube/NASA.

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