New island in Pakistan releasing mysterious gas
September 27 , 2013
The new island about half a mile off the coast that emerged due to the earthquake in Pakistan is reportedly emitting flammable gas.
Locals explored the island and found dead fish littered on the 300 feet long structure. It was, however, surprising to hear the hissing sound at the site. Journalist Bahram Baloch said they saw flames after putting a match to it. "Not even the water could kill it, unless one poured buckets over it."
A marine biologist in Pakistan said his "team found bubbles rising from the surface of the island which caught fire when a match was lit". He claimed that it's methane but a geophysicist disagrees and said it could also be "carbon dioxide, fluids in the ground."
The island is most likely going to sink back into the water within one year.