Published On: Sat, Dec 21st, 2013
Published in Category: Karachi

4.7 magnitude quake jolts parts of Sindh, Balochistan

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KARACHI: A 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit several districts of Sindh and Balochistan early on Friday, seismologists said.

The tremor was felt in Larkana, Khairpur, Shahdadkot, Dadu, Mahire, Pad Eidan, Faizgunj, Jacobabad in Sindh province and Dera Murad Jamali, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad and Jhal Magsi in Balochistan province.

The quake struck at 00:28 am local time (1928 GMT) at the relatively shallow depth of five kilometres (three miles), 63 kilometres west of Larkana in Sindh province, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

In an initial assessment, the USGS said there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
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