September 24th, 2013: Earthquakes are in and of themselves not a very rare event, as they occur daily all over the world. Each time one strikes the earth is changed ever so slightly, often with no discernible difference to the human eye. The quake that struck off the coast of Japan subsequently causing the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 reportedly shifted the earth’s axis by 25 centimeters (about 10 inches), an effect that wasn’t really felt by anyone except those in its direct vicinity.

However, last night’s earthquake in Pakistan, which registered at a powerful 7.7 magnitude on the Richter scale, made a considerable difference in the landscape.

The image below, snapped by an observer, shows a new island that has appeared about half a mile off the Jhanda coastline in Gwadar, Pakistan.

The newly appearing island is said to have a mountainous terrain rising up to a hundred feet. A large crowd was seen gathering at the site to see the new island.

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