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Strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistans

 2017-02-08 10:45:49.0

Strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistans

KARACHI: A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the Baluchistan's district of Pasni , Turbat , Gwadae and adjoining areas on wednesday morning , informed Geological Survey.

According to the Geo News the epicenter of the tremor was around 90 km south of the town of Turbat, just off the coast at a death of 10 km below the seatbelt." Said the USGS, which initially estimated the magnitude to be 6.6.

The quake was so strong and massive that it was also felt in neighbouring Iran as well. "THhe shallow quake struck at 3:30 am , with an epicenter just 23 kilometers southwest of Pakistan's Pasni , in Baluchistan province.

With estimated population of 400,000 people , Pasni is located on the Markan coast on the Arabian Sea about 450 km from Karachi.

According to the reports, there are no reports of casualties or damages. The local administration has issued a high alert for districts at Makran belt.

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