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Pakistan Quake Kills 39 and Creates Island

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Pakistan Quake Kills 39 and Creates Island
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Sept. 24, 2013

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A massive earthquake struck a remote, rural area in Pakistan today, killing at least 39 people and creating a new island off the Pakistani coastline.


"It was nothing short of a miracle," Behram Baloch, a resident of the southern port city of Gwadar, told ABC News referring to the new island.


Accounts of the size and shape of the island vary. Baloch describes it as roughly 200 feet long, jutting out from the water roughly a quarter mile from the coastline. Pakistan TV channels broadcast footage of the island, shot from land, showing a grainy, rocky mass surrounded by water.


A fisherman who saw the island being formed say it was a gradual process, not sudden like an apparition.


"All the people from the village came out to see it and were praying at the same time," he says. "Tomorrow, I will go to see it up close."
That's some crazy ****.
 

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39 Pakistani's dead. 1 island. A net gain.
 

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That's some crazy ****.

It is remarkable, but it's the same principle behind all the great mountain ranges of the world today. My perspective may be a little off, but from the looks of the photo provided, that island is well beyond 200 feet long - perhaps more like 2 miles long.
 

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Has anyone claimed it yet??? :p
Since the island is only 350ft off the coast, maritime law dictates that it belongs to the Pakistani government by default.
 

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Since the island is only 350ft off the coast, maritime law dictates that it belongs to the Pakistani government by default.

Law smaw, it's mine if no one's on it yet. Wait...you said Pakistan? Nevermind, it's yours.
 
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