September 25th, 2013
04:56 AM ET

238 killed in Pakistan quake; island forms

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.


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  1. chrissy

    God is getting very angry at us humans i think! He didnt intent for us to be causing so much harm to each other AND this world he created for us!

    September 25, 2013 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    The US is already claiming the island is theirs. Kidding.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat


    September 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Terrible devastation and tragic loss of life. my prayers are for those who suffer.
    When have humans learned to learn@chrissy?

    September 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Oh, thats not too far off from how the world works. China and Russia may already be getting ready to refute the US claim-lol.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. landykandy

    my neighbor's step-mother makes $81 hourly on the computer. She has been fired for 6 months but last month her income was $17241 just working on the computer for a few hours. linked here.....

    September 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ayatolla Khomeini

      That must be a heck of a webcam in her bedroom to be making that kind of money on the internet!

      September 25, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lol @ Ayatolla, ive been thinking that same thing! And @ saywhat, learned to learn?

    September 25, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Now cmon @ banasy and @ saywhat, lol you both know its Israel thats trying to take other countries land from them lmao!

    September 25, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |