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New Island Forms After Massive Earthquake Hits Pakistan
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New Island Forms After Massive Earthquake Hits Pakistan

A massive 7.7 has hit Pakistan this morning in the area known as Pakistan’s Balochistan region, its largest but least populated province. At least 45 people are confirmed dead with dozens more unaccounted for as it hit a very fragile area. This earthquake was felt all over the region including in Dehli, the capitol of India! Here are the specifics from the USGS:

The September 24, 2013 M7.7 earthquake in south-central Pakistan occurred as the result of oblique-strike-slip type motion at shallow crustal depths. The location and mechanism of the earthquake are consistent with rupture within the Eurasia plate above the Makran subduction zone. The event occurred within the transition zone between northward subduction of the Arabia plate beneath the Eurasia plate and northward collision of the India plate with the Eurasia plate. The epicenter of the event is 69km north of Awaran, Pakistan, and 270km north of Karachi, Pakistan (population 11.6 million).

The most amazing thing about this quake was not the sheer size of the quake, but a 30 foot tall island popped out of the Arabian Sea 600 yards off shore!! Yes, the power of this earthquake was so intense that it has created a new island off the Gwadar coast!!

Is this a rare occurrence? Absolutely not! This is how all of the land masses across the world have been formed. Not over a long sustained duration, but a series of short extremely violent earthquakes that force the land to rise up.

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