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Island emerges off Pakistan's coast after earthquake

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Reuters: An island emerged off the southern coast of Pakistan when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck.

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.

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