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Saturday 16 December 2017

Damage reported after Pakistan region rattled by strong earthquake

The earthquake was six miles deep
The earthquake was six miles deep

A strong, magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck Pakistan's remote south west with initial reports of damage to houses but no casualties.

Nasir Mahmood of Pakistan's Meteorological Department said the epicentre of the quake was west of the coastal town of Pasni in Baluchistan province, which borders Afghanistan and Iran.

The town lies about 437 miles south of Quetta, the provincial capital.

Wednesday's quake had a depth of six miles.

The US Geological Survey described the tremor as a magnitude 6.3 quake.

Regional commissioner Tufail Baluch said disaster management departments have been put on high alert.


Press Association

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