It had disappeared in a proverbial moment.
Nearly seven years after its creation by a tremendous earthquake in Pakistan, the island, known as the Earthquake Mountain, was swallowed up by NASA according to newly published images of the sea.
The space agency compiled satellite images of the last six years of the island (also known as Zalzala Koh), which were generated by a mud volcano and show the island at various stages of composition, before eventually leading to the crash of waves extinction and it returned back to the sea.
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When it was first created, it was 20 meters high, 90 meters wide and 40 meters long, which made experts believe it would not take long, a prediction that ultimately turned out to be true.
"Zalzala Koh may be out of sight for now, but that does not mean it has completely disappeared," NASA wrote in a blog post. "There are still indications of the island in Landsat imagery in 2019. It was only in June 2019 that Landsat observed traces of sediment circulating around the submerged base."
of the earth plates in this area, in particular the Arabian plate sinking "a few centimeters per year under the Eurasian plate". As a result, soft sediments are pushed onto the Eurasian plate, forming mud volcanoes, while melting rocks turn into magma and hot gas escapes, eventually leading to a mud volcano.
Zalzala Koh is not the only island produced by mud volcanoes that originated and died in the region, NASA notes. Another mud island, Malan, has appeared and eroded four times in the years 1945, 1999, 2010 and 2013.
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