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Gwadar island spewing methane: Experts

Gwadar island spewing methane: Experts

Gwadar: Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which truck southwest Pakistan on Tuesday an island had emerged of the Gwadar coastline.

Experts from the National Institute of Oceanography are evaluating the island and say that it is spewing methane gas which can be seen at various points and there is a visible presence of marine life on the island.

"Our team found bubbles rising from the surface of the island which caught fire when a match was lit and we forbade our team to start any flame. It is methane gas,” Mohammad Danish, a marine biologist from Pakistan's National Institute of Oceanography told Geo News.

The island is 60-70 feet above sea level and its land mass stretches 100-120 metres by 250-300 metres.

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