The island is named after the incidence of “Earthquake”, that occurred in 2013 with the magnitude of 7.7, disrupts the coastal area of Gwadar and gave birth to Zalzala island. This natural disaster formed the island by pushing the rocky soil up from the seabed. It was basically a pile of mud that ascended due to volcanic forces that were in action during the quake. Zalzala island remained on the coast for 4 to 5 years but gradually with time, it sits back down. The following picture is showing that the island has been submerged down in the water, however we can still see it beneath the tides.The Zalzala island was 20 meters high, 90 meters wide and 40 meters long but now it is completely vanished from the shoreline.
Sunday 7 March 2021
Investement in Gwadar,