Small Island Emerges After Huge Pakistan Earthquake

A small island has emerged off the southern coast of Pakistan after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the country.

Reuters reports that “a crowd of bewildered people [gathered] on the shore to witness the rare phenomenon.”

The quake killed at least 45 people, and many of the buildings in the impoverished area of the Baluchistan province have caved in.

Pakistani TV Geo News, citing Pakistan’s deputy inspector general, reported that the 100-feet-wide island arose out of the Arabian Sea about 350 feet off the coast of Gwadar.

The epicentre of the quake was about 320 miles to the northeast.

Here’s where Gwadar is located:

Screen Shot 2013 09 24 at 1.21.10 PMGoogle MapsAn island has emerged about 350 feet off the coast of Gwadar (A) in the Arabian Sea.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook and Twitter

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.