5.7-earthquake hits Baluchistan in SW Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Several houses were reportedly destroyed following a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hitting Balochistan, a province in southwestern Pakistan, early Wednesday morning, Xinhua news agency said quoting a report by local Urdu TV channel Geo.

The report quoted the Meteorological Department of Pakistan as saying that the epicenter is near Kharan district in central Balochistan, which is some 250km southwest of the province’s capital city of Quetta.

Tremors were also felt in the country’s southern port city of Karachi, said the report.

Several houses in a slum area in Khuzdar district which is located to the east of Balochistan, bordering Sindh province, were reportedly destroyed in the earthquake, but there is no casualty report yet.  – Bernama