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Earthquake Births New Island off Pakistan

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December 18, 2013

Earthquake Births New Island off Pakistan

On Sept. 24, 2013, a major earthquake rattled western Pakistan, killing at least 350 people and leaving more than 100,000 homeless. Amidst the destruction, a new island was created offshore in the Paddi Zirr (West Bay) near Gwadar, Pakistan. Likely a “mud volcano,” the island rose from the seafloor near Gwadar on Sept. 24, shortly