Nightly News   |  October 02, 2013

NASA images show Earth’s newest island

The new island that formed during the large Pakistan earthquake emerged at about 70 feet above sea level. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> we now have the first pictures from space of the newest island on earth. this was the one we told you about formed in the wake of the violent earthquake in pakistan just over a week ago. the island is about 70 feet above sea level . it appeared if the ocean floor offshore. geologists say the islands are often formed by surging mud and they often disappear over time because they get eroded by the constant action of ocean waves .