IntelliHub – New Images Of Pakistan’s “Earthquake Island” Released

NASA has released new satellite photos of the new island that was created by an earthquake off the coast of Pakistan

Photo: NASA

Photo: NASA

By JG Vibes
Intellihub.com
September 30, 2013

As we reported last week hundreds of people were killed, and countless injured after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan on Tuesday.  Aftershocks were felt all throughout the middle east, and the surface of the earth has been changed forever.  

A new island rose from the seabed just off the coast of Pakistan.

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Photo: NASA

According to RT The first image of the island was taken  by NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite on September 26, while the second snapshot shows the same bay on April 17 with water and no landmass around the coordinates that the new island now inhabits.

“The island is really just a big pile of mud from the seafloor that got pushed up. This area of the world seems to see so many of these features because the geology is correct for their formation. You need a shallow, buried layer of pressurized gas—methane, carbon dioxide, or something else—and fluids. When that layer becomes disturbed by seismic waves (like an earthquake), the gases and fluids become buoyant and rush to the surface, bringing the rock and mud with them,” Bill Barnhart, a geologist at the US Geological Survey told NASA’s Earth Observatory.

Sources:

[1] NASA releases images of Pakistan’s ‘Earthquake Island’ – RT Writer Bio:

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