An earthquake in Pakistan, powerful enough to prompt the appearance of a small island off the coast, has killed at least 238 people, Pakistani officials said.
The 7.7-magnitude quake struck in a remote, sparsely populated area of southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, but it had severe consequences.
In addition to the fatalities, around 400 people have been injured, he said. And more people are still feared to be trapped in wreckage.
The quake was strong enough to cause a mass 20 to 30 feet high to emerge from the Arabian Sea like a small mountain island off the coast of Gwadar, local police official Mozzam Jah said. A large number of people gathered to view the newly formed island, he said.FULL STORY