A new island emerged from the offshore ocean of Gwadar, Pakistan after a strpng earthquake that happened on September 24, 2013. The mound was shown to be from 6-12 meters high and 100 meters across. It rose up from a spot 350 feet from the coast. Scientists have concluded it was very possible for the mound to be a mud volcano because Gwadar's coastline already has several of the gurgling, steamy cones, both onshore and at sea. Mud volcanoes occur when sediments like silt and clay become pressurized by hot gas trapped underground. I chose this article because I was born in Pakistan so learning about the environmental events that are happening there is quite fascinating. I think what's most interesting in this article is the actual size the island became after the earthquake. This article reminds me of the newest island that is forming off the coast of Japan. I believe that now the Pakistani government should focus on beautifying the island so it can be a beautiful place to visit. Scientists should also keep measuring to see if any other earthquakes cause the island to grow.