5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Karachi

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Islamabad, Dec 26: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the richter scale has hit the southwest coast of Pakistan early morning on Thursday, Dec 25.

"According to the US Geological Survey the quake of moderate density struck around 300 kilometers southwest city of Karachi at 2240 GMT on Thursday, Dec 25" the Dawn reported.

There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.

No immediate alert has been sounded from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, thus putting tsunami rumors to rest in the region.

A massive earthquake measuring 6.4 on the richter scale hit Baluchistan region of Pakistan killing around 300 hundred people and rendering about 70,000 homeless in October this year.

ANI

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