5.4 Magnitude Tremors Jolt Pakistan’s Balochistan
Kabul-Afghanistan: An earthquake measuring 5.4 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Saturday, the country’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre said.
According to the centre, the quake’s epicentre was located 38 km northeast of provincial capital of Quetta and its focal depth was determined as 10 km.
The temblor struck at 7.56 a.m. with a longitude of 67.34 east and latitude of 30.35 north, the centre said.
Besides Quetta, the strong tremors were also felt in different areas of the province including Mastung, Killa Abdullah and Pishin districts, local media reported.
Earlier in September 2013, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Pakistan’s Balochistan province killed more than 852 people and injured or left thousands homeless.