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Pakistan's 'Earthquake Island' Appears in Satellite Imagery
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Pakistani residents gather on an island that appeared about 300 feet off the coastline of Gwadar after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that killed hundreds on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. NASA recently released images of the geologic phenomenon that has fascinated locals and experts.
Scientists say tests show the small island of mud and rock emits methane gas. The water depth around it is roughly 50 to 65 feet, according to marine geologist Asif Inam of Pakistan’s National Institute of Oceanography.