For up to date scientific information on the earthquake that occurred in Pakistan this morning, as well as historical information and background on seismicity in this region of the world, check out the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program site.
Summary of the September 24, 2013 earthquake (M7.7 – 66km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan, 2013-09-24 11:29:48 UTC)
More information on Pakistan seismicity
News media outlets around the world have been reporting on the massive (7.7 on the Richter scale) earthquake that struck Pakistan earlier today. Included in the news are reports that a new island has been formed as a result of the quake. At the time of this post, no scientific agency has either confirmed or denied this report.
University of Chicago readers who want to consult additional in depth resources in earthquake science can use these online e-books from the Library collection:
Earthquake Early Warning Systems
Editors: Prof. Paolo Gasparini, Prof. Gaetano Manfredi, Prof. Dr. Jochen Zschau
ISBN: 978-3-540-72240-3 (Print) 978-3-540-72241-0 (Online)
Instrumentation in Earthquake Seismology
Editors: Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
ISBN: 978-1-4020-2968-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-2969-1 (Online)
Synchronization and Triggering: from Fracture to Earthquake Processes: Laboratory, Field Analysis and Theories
Editors: Valerio de Rubeis, Zbigniew Czechowski, Roman Teisseyre
ISBN: 978-3-642-12299-6 (Print) 978-3-642-12300-9 (Online)