UPDATE SEPTEMBER 28 – FRESH TREMORS JOLTS SINDH AND BALOCHISTAN
Island forms near Gwadar coast after powerful quake!
Initial reports suggest the earthquake of magnitude 7.7 occurred in the SSE of Balochistan at about 4:29 pm PKT, strong tremors were felt in Karachi.
This year in April, a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit Balochistan-Iran border that killed 34 people in Pakistan while 100 were injured, two strong tremors of 5 magnitude were felt in Karachi. In January 2011, a similar earthquake of same pattern of magnitude 7.2 hit UAE, Iran, Pakistan, India and other adjoining countries. Following are the updates from PWP of the earthquake;
Update on 9:42 pm PKT on September 28
15 people are dead while 50 are injured in Balochistan in today’s fresh earthquake of 6.8 magnitude.
Update on 2:25 pm PKT on September 28
Pakistan National Seismic Monitoring Centre says it has recorded 7.2 earthquake while the United States Geological Survey says that it was 6.8 in magnitude.
Update on 2:21 pm PKT on September 28
These were the strongest aftershocks – Buildings have collapsed in Awaran’s Mashkai Tehsil. USGS says more tremors ‘very likely’.
Update on 2:07 pm PKT on September 28
BREAKING NEWS: REPORTS OF DAMAGE DURING THE FRESH EARTHQUAKE!!!
Rescue team rushing to the scene.
Update on 2:02 pm PKT on September 28
Tremors felt in Karachi, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Khairpur, Quetta, Jaffarabad, Dadu, Sibi, Chagai, Girdonwah, Dalbandin, Dera Layar, Qazi Ahmed, Machh, Kech, Pungur and other areas of Sindh and Balochistan.
Update on 2:00 pm PKT on September 28
USGS downgrades the earthquake to 6.8 magnitude, tremors felt in Karachi, Quetta, Hyderabad, Dadu, Larkana and other cities.
NEW - Update on 1:48 pm PKT on September 28
Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 hits the already quake-affected area of Balochistan, tremors felt in Sindh as well.
Update on 10:00 pm PKT on September 27
10 tremors, ranging from 4.5 to 5.2, have hit the earthquake affected areas of Balochistan since the September 24′s 7.7 magnitude earthquake. The latest tremor hit the area today and it was the strongest tremor yet. 500+ people have died due to this earthquake as reported by the UK Media.
Rain with windy conditions have been reported from Awaran district today.