More images emerge of an island born in the wake of disaster after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit a remote province in Pakistan.

Soldiers, scientists, and locals tour the new land for the first time. Fish eggs are seen on the surface of the newborn island and sea water pools within the island's crevices. The island stands about 10 meters high and 400 meters wide.

(NAT SOUND) SOLDIERS CHANTING: "LONG LIVE PAKISTAN"

A local fisherman notes this isn't the first time an island has popped-up on the ocean's surface due to an earthquake.

(SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) FAHIM SOLANGI, LOCAL FISHERMAN, SAYING:

"Old people [are] saying that this mountain-like island had emerged after a quake in Gwadar around seventy years ago. But then it disappeared. Now, after seventy years, it has re-emerged after yesterday's earthquake"

Meanwhile, well over three hundred people have died in the quake that flattened villages ...leaving locals desperately waiting for relief (SIGN VIDEO).

(SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) VILLAGER, IKRAM HUSSAIN, SAYING:

"48 hours have passed. The people here have nothing to eat. They don't have clean drinking water. No government teams have reached us so far."

It's the worst earthquake in the South Asian country since 2005.

 

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