New island pops up from the sea near the coast of Sonmiani beach in Balochistan

Islands have previously appeared on this spot due to geological activity.

The New Island which has popped up from the sea off the coast of Balaochistan
The new island has popped up from the sea off the coast of Balochistan.

A new island has popped up from the sea near the coast of Sonmiani beach in Balochistan.

The island’s emergence was confirmed by the Technical Advisor (Marine Fisheries) of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Muhammad Moazzam Khan, on Thursday.

According to the WWF advisor, islands had previously popped up from the exact location between the years 2000 and 2010.

Khan explained that the islands appear due to excessive geological activities in the area.

He added that some islands, mostly small ones, usually disappear after some time.


It is pertinent to note that most of the islands in the world have been formed due to the earth’s geological activities.

In September 2013, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.7 hit southwestern Balochistan that made a new island pop up around 350 feet from the coast of Gwadar.

Zalzala Koh (Earthquake Island) was an island that popped up from the sea ner the coast of Gwadar due to an earthquake in 2013.

The island was 30 to 40 feet above sea level and was around 100 feet wide.

The island was named Zalzala Koh (Earthquake Island), and it attracted the interest of many geologists.

Zalzala Koh
Zalzala Koh (Earthquake Island) on the 26th of September, 2013, two days after the powerful earthquake hit southwestern Balochistan.

However, as many geologists had predicted, the island started sinking back into the sea.

By the end of 2016, the baby island had been entirely submerged under the sea.

Some of the islands that have popped up from the sea in the last century

The Qeqertaq Avannarleq Island
The Qeqertaq Avannarleq Island popped up from the coast of Greenland in August 2021. It is being named as the ‘world’s northernmost island.’
Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai
Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, a Tongan Island, emerged from the sea in 2014. (SEA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION/SEA SEMESTER)
The Bhasan Char island
The Bhasan Char island appeared off the coast of Bangladesh in 2006. The Bangladeshi government is currently housing Rohingya refugees here.

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