Home  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us
3:24 pm - Monday April 23, 4412

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits off Pakistan coast : USGS

Agencies, Undated

A 6 point 3 magnitude earthquake struck off the Arabian Sea coast of Pakistan in the early hours of today, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no early signs of casualties or damage.

The epicentre of the tremor was around 90 km (55 miles) south of the town of Turbat, just off the coast at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the seabed, said the USGS, which initially estimated the magnitude at 6.6.

There were no immediate reports of damage or fatalities from the quake, which was centred between the Chinese-operated port of Gwadar and the city of Pasni, in Baluchistan province. Pasni has a population of around 400,000 people.

Pakistan is in a seismically active area, with quakes often felt across the region. Two quakes days apart in Baluchistan in 2013 killed more than 1,200 people.

Posted in: Featured, World

You might like:

Brace Yourself! Title, teaser of Sanjay Dutt biopic will be unveiled soon! Brace Yourself! Title, teaser of Sanjay Dutt biopic will be unveiled soon!
Madhuri, Anil Kapoor reunite for ‘Total Dhamaal’ Madhuri, Anil Kapoor reunite for ‘Total Dhamaal’
Trump, Macron to face differences on Iran, trade, as French visit begins Trump, Macron to face differences on Iran, trade, as French visit begins
S Korea halts border propaganda broadcasts, Trump cautious on N Korea crisis S Korea halts border propaganda broadcasts, Trump cautious on N Korea crisis