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New Photos of Pakistan’s Earthquake Island Released

The Earth performed the ultimate magic trick last week, making an island appear out of nowhere. The new island is a remarkable side effect of the deadly Sept. 24 earthquake in Pakistan that killed more than 500 people.

Image: An aerial photo from Pakistan’s National Institute of Oceanography suggests the new island is 60 to 70 feet (15 to 20 meters) tall. Credit: Pakistan’s National Institute of Oceanography/NASA Earth Observatory

A series of satellite images snapped a few days after the earthquake-triggered island emerged offshore of the town of Gwadar reveals the strange structure is round and relatively flat, with cracks and fissures like a child’s dried-up mud pie.

The French Pleiades satellite mapped the muddy hill’s dimensions, which measure 576.4 feet (175.7 meters) long by 524.9 feet (160 m) wide. Aerial photos from Pakistan’s National Institute of Oceanography suggest the gray-colored mound is about 60 to 70 feet (15 to 20 m) tall.

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