Watch An Island Appear Out Of Nowhere Off The Coast Of Pakistan

Watch an Island Appear Out of Nowhere Off the Coast of Pakistan

NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured the birth of the new island off the coast of Gwadar, Pakistan after this week's 7.8 earthquake. Read below for a longer look at this rocky, flammable gas-emitting landform that scientists are calling a "mud volcano" and why this little island might not last very long.

As of today, the earthquake has claimed 515 lives, with attacks from insurgents hampering relief efforts.

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