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Island rises from sea

, September 25, 2013

An island that rose from the sea following an earthquake is pictured off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea on September 25. A major earthquake hit a remote part of western Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 208 people and prompting the new island to rise from the sea just off the country's southern coast. The earthquake was so powerful that it caused the seabed to rise and create a small, mountain-like island about 600 meters off the coastline. 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.  Reuters/Stringer




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