Another 7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Pakistan's Balochistan

7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Pakistan
Balochistan, Sept 29: Just few days after the powerful earthquake shook Pakistan and left over 400 people dead, another quake measuring 7.2 magnitude on the Richter scale was felt in Balochistan.

No loss of life has been reported

However US Geological Survey says the magnitude was recorded to be 6.8 in the earthquake-hit Awaran district on Saturday where Tuesday's powerful tremor left thousands homeless, reported media.

This latest quake started at 12:34 pm and lasted for 15 to 20 seconds, it was so powerful that was felt in Quetta, Khuzdar, Gawadar, Pasheen, Panjgor and Sibi areas of Balochistan. Tremors were also felt in areas of Sindh including Karachi, Sukkar, Larkana, Hyderabad, Shikarpur and other cities and towns of the province.

The ongoing session of Balochistan Assembly was adjourned for 5 minutes as assembly building in Quetta jolted for several seconds.

Following the tremors, citizens rushed to open spaces fearing for their safety. No loss of life has been reported. People quickly evacuated buildings and houses, reciting prayers, as intense tremors of magnitude 5.8, lasted for seven to eight seconds and caused great panic among the people.

The Met department has said up to 16 aftershocks have been recorded in areas of Balochistan so far.

OneIndia News

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