Earthquakes strike coast near Pasni

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Two consecutive “moderate” earthquakes struck off the coast near Pasni in rain-hit Balochistan on Sunday, according to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre.

The tremors were felt in the Gwadar, Pasni, Ormara, and Kech areas of the province.

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the magnitude of the quake was recorded at 5.6 on the Richter scale. Meanwhile, it measured at a depth of 30 kilometres, and its epicentre was Pasni near Gwadar.

The first earthquake of 5.6 magnitude struck at 6:42pm. It had a depth of 60 kilometres, a longitude of 63.62 East and a latitude of 25.21 North.

The second earthquake with a 5 magnitude struck 10 minutes later at 6:52pm and had a depth of 30km. It had a longitude of 63.54 East and a latitude of 25.12 North.

It was unclear if any casualties or infrastructure damage had occurred.

The quakes come at a time when Balochistan is reeling from floods caused by torrential monsoon rains. Intermittent rains continued to lash most parts of Balochistan Sunday, as authorities scrambled to rescue thousands who have been left displaced due to flooding in over a dozen districts.

 

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