Update: we have confirmation from Reuters that the new island was in fact not a hoax:
The earthquake was so powerful that it caused the seabed to rise and create a small, mountain-like island about 600 meters (yards) off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea.
Television channels showed images of a stretch of rocky terrain rising above the sea level, with a crowd of bewildered people gathering on the shore to witness the rare phenomenon.
(QUICK - A new land without a Cental Bank!)
Immediately, the middle east blames.. Da Joooooosss...