Friday, September 27, 2013

Islands in the Stre . . . Where'd that Come From?

A major earthquake struck Pakistan earlier this week. After it had passed residents of the town of Gwadar woke to discover that an island now lay just off the coast. Apparently the region is home to a large number of mud volcanoes and these crop up from time to time, pushed up by large deposits of methane beneath the surface. Within a few years to decades the islands are washed away by the sea. Similar volcanoes dot the landscape just beyond the coast.

This one has some rock on it and sand, but will probably wash away in time.

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