The new island created by an earthquake in Pakistan

The new island created off the Pakistani coast

The earthquake that struck Pakistan was so powerful that it caused the seabed to rise and create a small, mountain-like island about 600 metres off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea.

Television channels showed a crowd of bewildered people gathering on the shore to witness the phenomenon.

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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.