Island of mud appears near Hingol
A soft muddy island appeared a few kilometers from the seashore in
Hingol area of Balochistan. According to Pakistan Fisher Folk (PFF), the
island is 90 meters (m) high with a span of approximately three
PFF spokesman, Sami Memon told Dawn.com that the fishermen of Ibrahim
Hyderi area described the occurrence after returning from Hingol.
Fishermen observed white, slippery hot sand erupting from water, three
km away from the beach. Before the upsurge of sludge, fishermen also
observed high tides near the coast and several boats were trapped due to
the emergence of the island.
Memon told Dawn.com that the island is 30m beneath the water and 60m
above the sea level which is a total of 90m in height.
According to Memon, the fishermen also registered another island 12
years back which plunged into the sea after four months.
However, the amateur video of the event clearly showed eruption of
white hot liquid sludge on top of the island which is still ongoing.