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Earthquake jolts different parts of Balochistan

Saturday 16/March/2019 - 10:54 AM
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A mild earthquake jolted different parts of Balochistan province including Quetta، Mastung، Bolan، Machh، Sibi، Dhadar، Bhag and its suburban area on Saturday، ARY News reported.

Tremor felt primarily in mountainous areas of the province، forcing the people to leave their homes and workplaces and rush into the open places.

According to the metrological department، the epicentre of the 5.0 magnitude earthquake was found some 43km northwest of Sibi. The quake originated in 16km depth.
No casualties or damages have been reported so far.

On January 17، an earthquake had shaken the provincial capital and other cities of northern and eastern Balochistan.

The epicentre of the 3.0 magnitude earthquake was found some 10km southeast of Kharan. The quake originated in 25km depth، said the Met Department officials.

According to reports، the tremor was felt in Harnai، Shahrag، Mastung، Mach، Kolpur، Pishin and several other areas of northern and eastern Balochistan.

No casualty or property damage was reported. However، cracks were reported in some mud houses in areas on the outskirts of Quetta and other areas.
edited by: basant ahmed

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