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#1 Hum

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 21:41

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A major earthquake hit a remote part of western Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people and prompting a new island to rise from the sea just off the country's southern coast.

Tremors were felt as far away as the Indian capital of New Delhi, hundreds of miles to the east, where buildings shook, as well as the sprawling port city of Karachi in Pakistan.

The United States Geological Survey said the 7.8 magnitude quake struck 145 miles southeast of Dalbandin in Pakistan's quake-prone province of Baluchistan, which borders Iran.

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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Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:46

 

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.

 

I know that can't be too common.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 14:49

Bigger than I thought.

 

I wonder if Hawaii began this way ...



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 14:51

Not the first time this has happened in Baluchistan, these mud/type mountains rise above the sea often, and then wash away after a few months. this has to be the biggest though...



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 15:14

Bigger than I thought.

 

I wonder if Hawaii began this way ...

Nah, it just came from volcanic activity.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 15:14

Not the first time this has happened in Baluchistan, these mud/type mountains rise above the sea often, and then wash away after a few months. this has to be the biggest though...

^ Guess I won't be building a summer home there then. :/



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 16:46

^ Guess I won't be building a summer home there then. :/

 

Build it on stilts. :D





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