Second earthquake hits Pakistan

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit south-west Pakistan, in the same region where at least 359 people died in a quake earlier this week.

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Hundreds dead after powerful earthquake in Pakistan

More than 300 people have been killed after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Pakistan on Tuesday and thousands have been left homeless.

A new island has emerged from the sea off the country's coast after the quake which seismologists suspect created a "mud volcano" - a jet of mud, sand and water - which caused the seabed to rise

ITV News' Rageh Omaar reports.

How the Pakistan earthquake created a new island

The island that rose from the sea following an earthquake

A new island has emerged off Gwadar in the Arabian Sea after a powerful earthquake struck southwestern Pakistan.

Seismologists suspect the 7.7 magnitude quake created a "mud volcano" - a jet of mud, sand and water - which caused the seabed to rise and create the rare phenomenon.

"Sandy layers underground are shaken, and sand grains jiggle and become more compact," John Armbruster, a seismologist at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University told NBC News.

A spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority said: "his is not a permanent structure, just a body of mud. It will disappear over time."

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People walk on newly created Pakistan island

People have walked on the island created by the deadly earthquake that hit Pakistan.

The earthquake was so powerful that it caused the seabed to rise, off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline.

The rare phenomenon means this island has existed for only a day. Credit: PA

This created a small, mountain-like island about 600 meters from the shore.

Pakistani officials have warned residents not to try to visit the island because it is still emitting gasses.

Pictures emerge of Pakistan ruin

Footage has emerged of the destruction caused by an earthquake in southwestern Pakistan.

The magnitude 7.7 quake was centred in the Awaran district in the Baluchistan province, reportedly killing at least 208 people.

Thousands more are said to be left injured and homeless following the collapse of their houses.

The army has deployed helicopters and hundreds of soldiers to help deal with the rescue effort.

'At least 208 people killed' in Pakistan earthquake

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in southwestern Pakistan has risen to at least 208 people after hundreds of houses collapsed in a remote mountainous area, a local official said.

Survivors of an earthquake walk on rubble of a mud house after it collapsed following the quake. Credit: Reuters

"We have started to bury the dead," said Abdul Rasheed Gogazai, the deputy commissioner of Awaran, the most affected district in Baluchistan province. He said at least 373 people were wounded.

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