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Pakistan's 'Earthquake Island' Has Vanished

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  1. Zibago

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    Pakistan's 'Earthquake Island' Has Vanished
    By Rafi Letzter, Staff Writer | July 11, 2019 06:46am ET
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    A September 2013 image shows the then-brand new island.
    Credit: Newscom
    A mud island that burst from the waters off the coast of Pakistan during a deadly earthquake in 2013 has disappeared beneath the waves.

    The 6-year-old island was the product of a "mud volcano," as Live Science reported at the time. Buried mud, subject to the intense pressures of the Arabian tectonic plate grinding against the Eurasian plate, liquefied and launched toward the surface. It moved so fast that it carried rocks and boulders on top of it. Those rocks ended up on the surface of the newly formed island, which was 65 feet high, 295 feet wide and 130 feet long (20 by 90 by 40 meters). The island was named Zalzala Koh (which means "Earthquake mountain" in Urdu), according to NASA. Now, satellite images show, it's pretty much gone.

    "Islands produced by mud volcanoes in this region have a history of coming and going," NASA officials said in a statement. [5 Colossal Cones: Biggest Volcanoes on Earth]

    The 7.7-magnitude earthquake that produced the island was cataclysmic, killing more than 320 people and displacing thousands. That same energy produced Zalzala Koh, but the quick-moving sediment didn't form an island built to last.

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    NASA satellite images show how the island emerges and then shrank away.
    Credit: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, Robert Simmon, and Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey and EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team
    NASA images in intervening years have shown trails of eroded material in the water around the island as it's slowly shrunk over time, until the April 27 shot showed it entirely disappeared.

    Still, Zalzala Koh isn't completely gone. Material still swirls in the water where it once stood, suggesting some portion of it still juts up from below the surface. And the same fissures that created it might produce more mud volcano islands in the future, according to NASA.
    https://www.livescience.com/65910-mud-volcano-island-disappears.html
     
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  2. Max

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    RIP.
     
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  3. CHACHA"G"

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    That island was their to show us their is some thing big hidden deep under water , time is here to dig that out ,, That Island was one Sign from Allah SWT ,,,,
     
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  4. hunter_hunted

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    Pimple comes and pimple goes, maybe too much oily stuff under skin
     
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  5. Imran Khan

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    this was its fate from day one
     
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    Did any scientists study it? It would be interesting to know what was buried in it.
     
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    Balochistan too has a large formation of this kind of mud volcanos. Nat Geo, Discovery or Time should look into it.
     
  8. Pakistansdefender

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    Gold and petrol.
    Imf and Jewish lobby is not making us extract it .
    Plus we have hidden it yet so that we would dig it in future and it would benefit future generations etc... Otherwise Americans would attack .
    Also some personal fault if Pti and Imran khan.
    Plus a military and judicial conspiracy behind it, yeah judges or military bugaz se bhrara baitha hain . In ko mulk ki taraqi bardasht nhn .
    And Jews Christians and yes how cn we forget qadianis too. They are behind pkistan not able to extract all the gold .

    Hmmm.
    If only You(from You I mean Pakistani nation including me) starts to work hard . Stop being crooks, stop taking bribes , stop lying Allah would help you nonetheless.
    Allah even help non believers who follow the right path.
     
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    Kaash raiwind mahal ispe buna hota
     
  10. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    Anyone bought a plot on that island hope not