NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this image of Pakistan's new island on Sept. 26, 2013. The island appeared off the coastline of Gwadar on Sept. 25, 2013 after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the region. The island is about 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21 meters) high, up to 300 feet wide and up to 120 feet long.
Just several months earlier the island did not exist. Here NASA’s Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite captured an image of the same area on April 17, 2013.
An aerial photograph of the new island, which is considered a mud volcano and is expected to erode back into the sea within several months.
Pakistani people on Sept. 25, 2013, walk on the new island.