Shallow quake hits Quetta: USGS

The quake struck at 5:53 am, around 330 kilometres southwest of Quetta.


Afp August 10, 2011

ISLAMABAD: A shallow 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit southwest Pakistan on Wednesday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 5:53 am (0053 GMT) around 330 kilometres (200 miles) southwest of Quetta, the capital of the province of Balochistan, at a depth of eight kilometres.

A powerful 7.2-magnitude quake that hit southwest Pakistan in January sent people rushing from their homes in panic but did not cause significant casualties.

Pakistan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on October 8, 2005 that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

COMMENTS (2)

junejo | 9 years ago | Reply

i felt it

junejo | 9 years ago | Reply

i felt it clearly....... 15 seconds duration

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