Earthquake creates new island near Gwadar sea

2013-09-25 02:12:06 | Al Muslim News
Earthquake creates new island near Gwadar sea


The earthquake has created a new island into the sea at the Jhanda coastline in Gwadar. DIG Gwadar told media that similar island had appeared in Hangal in the coastal area of Lasbela 60 years ago. On Tuesday, a major earthquake that hit southwestern Pakistan killed more than 250 people, the country's disaster response agency said, with fears the death toll could rise. The 7.7-magnitude quake which hit Awaran district of Balochistan province also injured at least 24 people, Brigadier Kamran Zia of the National Disaster Management Authority said. The 7.7-magnitude quake struck at 4:29 pm (1129 GMT) around 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of the city of Khuzdar in Baluchistan province, at a depth of 15 kilometres. Officials said the tremors had demolished dozens of houses in Awaran district, 350 kilometres southwest of the provincial capital Quetta..

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