5.3-magnitude quake rocks Khuzdar


QUETTA: A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck south-western Balochistan province on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but local officials said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake struck at a depth of 27 kilometres (17 miles), with its epicentre located 82 kilometres south west of Khuzdar district in Balochistan province, where people felt the shockwave. Local meteorologists measured the quake at 5.5 magnitude with a depth of just 10 kilometres, and 70 kilometres from Khuzdar.

“The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded 5.5 and its depth was 10 kilometres,” Muhammad Shafique, a meteorologist at met office, told AFP. Administration officials said there were no immediate reports of any loss of life or property.

AFP

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