New Pakistani island formed after quake unlikely to last: Experts
GWADAR (AFP) - A small island created in the Arabian Sea by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan has fascinated locals but experts say it is unlikely to last long.
The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday in Baluchistan's remote Awaran district, killing more than 200 people and affecting hundreds of thousands.
Off the coastline near the port of Gwadar, some 400km from the epicentre, locals were astonished to see a new piece of land surface from the waves.
"It is not a small thing, but a huge thing which has emerged from under the water," Gwadar resident Muhammad Rustam said.