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PostPosted: 24-09-2013 18:36    Post subject: New Island off Pakistani Coast Reply with quote

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A major earthquake hit a remote part of western Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people and prompting a new island to rise from the sea just off the country's southern coast. ...

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

Television channels showed images of a stretch of rocky terrain rising above the sea level, with a crowd of bewildered people gathering on the shore to witness the rare phenomenon. ...


FULL ARTICLE AT: http://news.yahoo.com/strong-earthquake-strikes-remote-western-pakistan-felt-delhi-115610723.html
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PostPosted: 24-09-2013 18:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

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QUETTA: In a rare development, an island emerged off Gwadar coast after a powerful earthquake of 7.7 magnitude struck Pakistan on Tuesday.

According to DIG Gwadar Moazzam Jah, the island's altitude is 20 to 40 feet and width around 100 feet.

Talking to Geo news, the DIG said that the island emerged at a distance of 350 feet in the sea from the Gwadar coast.

According to the Meteorological Department, the epicentre of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake was 120Km southwest of Khuzdar in Balochistan province at a depth of 10 kilometres. The US Geological Survey measured the earthquake at 7.8.

SOURCE: (With Photo): http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-119677-Island-emerges-near-Gwadar-coast-after-quake
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PostPosted: 24-09-2013 18:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

A plain photo (un-embellished with TV logos, etc.) can be accessed at:

https://twitter.com/NewsweekPak/status/382535838942248960/photo/1
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PostPosted: 25-09-2013 11:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone checked to see if this Island has non-euclidean geometry by chance? Shocked
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PostPosted: 25-09-2013 20:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of photos showing people walking around on the new islet (better illustrating its size) are posted with this BBC news story on the quake:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24222760
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PostPosted: 30-09-2013 19:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

photos from the air
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/09/30/new_island_pakistan_earthquake_creates_a_temporary_island_rising_from_the.html
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