Another massive earthquake rocks Pakistan
Officials say a major earthquake of 6.8 magnitude or larger has hit southwest Pakistan, less than a week after a massive quake in the same region killed at least 359 people.
The US Geological Survey said on its website that a 6.8 magnitude quake was felt today in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province.
Pakistan's Meteorological Department measured the earthquake at 7.2 magnitude and its epicentre was located about 90 miles west of Khuzdar.
Chief Pakistani meteorologist Arif Mahmood told Pakistani television that it was an aftershock from this week's earthquake and such tremors might continue for weeks to come.
There were no immediate reports of casualties, said Abdur Rasheed, the deputy commissioner of Awaran district where both quakes were centred.
There may have been little left to damage after Tuesday's disaster. Few of the mud and homemade brick houses in the area survived the 7.7 magnitude quake that destroyed houses and buried people in the rubble across the district of Awaran.
Since then tens of thousands of people have been sleeping under the open sky or tents. Rasheed said they had received reports that some homes damaged but still standing after Tuesday's quake had collapsed today.
He said they are trying to get information whether people were living in some of the partially damaged homes.
"Today's earthquake damaged the already damaged buildings and homes," he said.