Island emerges near Gwadar coast after earthquake

QUETTA: An island emerged off Gwadar coast after a powerful earthquake of 7.7 magnitude struck Pakistan on Tuesday.

“The altitude of the island is about 20 to 30 feet” DIG Gwadar Moazzam Jah, told a private Tv news channel.

He said that the island emerged at a distance of 350 feet in the sea from the Gwadar coast.

According to the US Geological Survey, the intensity of the quake was measured at 7.8 on the Richter scale while the Pakistan meteorological office said the epicentre was located near Kharan area of Balochistan.