A deadly earthquake in Pakistan has resulted in the creation of a new island of the country's coast.

The 7.7 magnitude quake struck the province of Baluchistan, on the border of Iran, and killed 200 people.

The tremors were powerful enough to create a small mountainous island, 600 metres off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian sea. Television cameras captured the mountain rising from the sea as crowds of people watched, dumbfounded.

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The island is about 100 foot in diameter, with a height of around 30 foot, GEO TV reported.

At least 208 people were killed in the district of Awaran and the city of Turbut in Balochistan province.

Abdul Qadoos, deputy speaker of the Baluchistan assembly, told Reuters that at least 30 per cent of houses in the impoverished Awaran district had caved in.

Rescue workers are still working to free people still trapped in their homes, with the death toll expected to increase. The army said it had deployed 200 troops to help deal with the disaster.

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    Pakistani troops ride to areas affected by an earthquake in military trucks in Karachi on September 25, 2013. Pakistani rescuers strived to reach victims of a huge earthquake that killed more than 230 people and toppled thousands of mud-built homes when it hit the country's southwest with enough force to create a new island off the coast. AFP PHOTO/ Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani earthquake survivors remove the debris from collapsed house in the devastated district of Awaran on September 25, 2013. Pakistan's military rushed to reach the scene of a huge earthquake that killed more than 230 people and toppled thousands of mud-built homes when it hit the country's southwest with enough force to create a new island off the coast. AFP PHOTO/ Banaran KHAN (Photo credit should read BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani troops ride to areas affected by an earthquake in military trucks in Karachi on September 25, 2013. Pakistani rescuers strived to reach victims of a huge earthquake that killed more than 230 people and toppled thousands of mud-built homes when it hit the country's southwest with enough force to create a new island off the coast. AFP PHOTO/ Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani troops ride to areas affected by an earthquake in military trucks in Karachi on September 25, 2013. Pakistani rescuers strived to reach victims of a huge earthquake that killed more than 230 people and toppled thousands of mud-built homes when it hit the country's southwest with enough force to create a new island off the coast. AFP PHOTO/ Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani troops ride to areas affected by an earthquake in military trucks in Karachi on September 25, 2013. Pakistani rescuers strived to reach victims of a huge earthquake that killed more than 230 people and toppled thousands of mud-built homes when it hit the country's southwest with enough force to create a new island off the coast. AFP PHOTO/ Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani earthquake survivors remove the debris from collapsed houses in the devastated district of Awaran on September 25, 2013. Pakistan's military rushed to reach the scene of a huge earthquake that killed more than 230 people and toppled thousands of mud-built homes when it hit the country's southwest with enough force to create a new island off the coast. AFP PHOTO/ Banaran KHAN (Photo credit should read BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani troops ride to areas affected by an earthquake in military trucks in Karachi on September 25, 2013. Pakistani rescuers strived to reach victims of a huge earthquake that killed more than 230 people and toppled thousands of mud-built homes when it hit the country's southwest with enough force to create a new island off the coast. AFP PHOTO/ Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani troops ride to areas affected by an earthquake in military trucks in Karachi on September 25, 2013. Pakistani rescuers strived to reach victims of a huge earthquake that killed more than 230 people and toppled thousands of mud-built homes when it hit the country's southwest with enough force to create a new island off the coast. AFP PHOTO/ Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Pakistani woman speaks on her mobile phone after rushing out of her apartment following a major earthquake that struck Baluchistan province in southwest Pakistan, 693 Kilometers (430 miles) from Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. A deadly earthquake struck Tuesday in southwestern Pakistan sending poeople fleeing into the streets and praying for their lives as buildings swayed, officials said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

  • People rush out their apartments and offices after they felt a major earthquake that struck Baluchistan province in southwest Pakistan, 693 Kilometers (430 miles) from Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. A deadly earthquake struck Tuesday in southwestern Pakistan sending poeople fleeing into the streets and praying for their lives as buildings swayed, officials said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

  • People rush out their offices after they felt a major earthquake that struck Baluchistan province in southwest Pakistan, 693 Kilometers (430 miles) from Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. A deadly earthquake struck Tuesday in southwestern Pakistan sending poeople fleeing into the streets and praying for their lives as buildings swayed, officials said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

  • People rush out their apartments after they felt a major earthquake that struck Baluchistan province in southwest Pakistan, 693 Kilometers (430 miles) from Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. A deadly earthquake struck Tuesday in southwestern Pakistan sending poeople fleeing into the streets and praying for their lives as buildings swayed, officials said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani pedestrians and office workers leave an office building after an earthquake in Karachi on September 24, 2013. A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi. The area of the epicentre is sparsely populated, but the USGS issued a red alert for the quake, warning that heavy casualties were likely, based on past data. AFP PHOTO/ Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani pedestrians and office workers leave an office building after an earthquake in Karachi on September 24, 2013. A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi. The area of the epicentre is sparsely populated, but the USGS issued a red alert for the quake, warning that heavy casualties were likely, based on past data. AFP PHOTO/ Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani office workers speak on their mobile phones on the street after an earthquake in Karachi on September 24, 2013. A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi. The area of the epicentre is sparsely populated, but the USGS issued a red alert for the quake, warning that heavy casualties were likely, based on past data. AFP PHOTO/ Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani office workers leave an office building after an earthquake in Karachi on September 24, 2013. A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi. The area of the epicentre is sparsely populated, but the USGS issued a red alert for the quake, warning that heavy casualties were likely, based on past data. AFP PHOTO/ Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani office workers speak on their mobile phones on the street after an earthquake in Karachi on September 24, 2013. A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi. The area of the epicentre is sparsely populated, but the USGS issued a red alert for the quake, warning that heavy casualties were likely, based on past data. AFP PHOTO/ Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani office workers speak on their mobile phones on the street after an earthquake in Karachi on September 24, 2013. A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi. The area of the epicentre is sparsely populated, but the USGS issued a red alert for the quake, warning that heavy casualties were likely, based on past data. AFP PHOTO/ Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Pakistani office workers speak on their mobile phones on the street after an earthquake in Karachi on September 24, 2013. A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi. The area of the epicentre is sparsely populated, but the USGS issued a red alert for the quake, warning that heavy casualties were likely, based on past data. AFP PHOTO/ Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)