Island created by quake named ‘Zalzala Koh’ | Pakistan Today

Island created by quake named ‘Zalzala Koh’

The new island created by earthquake some 1.5 kilometers off the Jhanda coastline in Gwadar has been named Zalzala Koh.

The island is 60-70 feet above sea level and its land mass stretches 100-120 metres by 250-300 metres.

To the south, on the beach near Gwadar port, crowds of bewildered residents gathered to witness the rare phenomenon of an island that the quake thrust up out of the sea.

Experts from the National Institute of Oceanography are evaluating the island and say that it is spewing methane gas which can be seen at various points and there is a visible presence of marine life on the island.

According to WWF officials, another island emerged after the earthquake between Ormarah and Pasni.

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  1. Bashanda said:

    Ha! Another opportunity for defence housing authorities. God is merciful since he loves his chosen people.

  2. Bashanda said:

    Since it is an ocean view, so reserved for generals, admirals, and air marshals only. Others need not to apply.

    • Bandasha said:

      No wonder your parents are looking for Army,Navy or Airforce boys to wed your sisters. It is their right of course to choose and all parents wish their children well.

  3. Insane said:

    Such Islands are known to have not very stable for long term construction, If its safe a park will serve well for people to enjoy!

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