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Earth Quake with 7.8 magnitude hits Pakistan

People are evacuated from buildings following tremors in Karachi

People are evacuated from buildings following tremors in Karachi

Earth Quake with 7.8 magnitude hits parts of southern Pakistan on Tuesday though there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.

The temblor, which had its epicentre 69 km from Awaran in Balochistan province, was felt in Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana and other towns and cities of Sindh province. The quake struck at 4.29 p.m. Pakistani time southwest of the city of Khuzdar in Balochistan province at a depth of 23 kilometres.

The United States Geological Survey said that a 7.8 magnitude quake struck 145 miles southeast of Dalbandin, in Pakistan’s western province of Balochistan.

Many Pakistanis said in messages posted on Twitter that the quake was felt across Karachi and Islamabad. At several places, people rushed out of high-rise buildings and began to pray.

Strong tremors shook tall buildings in New Delhi on Tuesday, sending people running into the streets.

Further details are awaited.

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