Pakistan Earthquake Creates a New Island

A major earthquake has hit a remote part of western Pakistan, killing at least 46 people and prompting a new island to rise from the sea just off the country’s southern coast.

The United States Geological Survey said the 7.8 magnitude quake struck 235km south-east of Dalbandin in Pakistan’s quake-prone province of Baluchistan, which borders Iran.

The earthquake was so powerful that it caused the seabed to rise and create a small, mountain-like island about 600 metres off Pakistan’s Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea.

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