Strong earthquake jolts parts of Balochistan

Published: November 19, 2012

The epicentre of the earthquake was 58 kilometers East-North East of Quetta. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: A 5.4 Richter scale earthquake jolted parts of Balochistan on Monday evening, Express News reported.

The tremors were felt in Quetta, Harnai and Pishin among other parts of the province.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre for the earthquake was determined to be 58kilometers East-North East of Quetta near Alik Ghund in Balochistan.

Seismicity in the Himalaya dominantly results from the continental collision of the India and Eurasia plates, which are converging at a relative rate of 40-50 mm/yr. Northward underthrusting of India beneath Eurasia generates numerous earthquakes and consequently makes this area one of the most seismically hazardous regions on Earth.

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