The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) verified on Thursday that a new island has formed in the Arabian Sea near Sonmiani beach in Balochistan.
Muhammad Moazzam Khan, the organization’s Technical Advisor (Marine Fisheries), stated that the new island appeared west of Sonmiani. He said that islands have previously emerged in the same place in the years 2000 and 2010.
The technical advisor stated that islands form as a result of “excessive geological activity in the water,” and that some of them vanish after a period.
After a strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Pakistan in September 2013, a new island formed off the coast of Gwadar. The landmass, which rose about 350 feet from the shore of Gwadar, was 30 to 40 feet above the water and was around 100 feet broad.
It did, however, vanish after a while.