Pakistan: Incessant earthquake in rain-hit Balochistan province



Two consecutive “moderate” earthquakes hit the coast near Pasni in rain on Sunday in Pakistan’s Balochistan province.

According to the National Seismological Monitoring Centre, the first quake of magnitude 5.6 struck at 6:42 pm, with a depth of 60 km, longitude 63.62 east and latitude 25.21 north, Dawn reported.

The second quake of magnitude 5 occurred 10 minutes later at 6:52 pm and had a depth of 30 km. Its longitude was 63.54 east and 25.12 north latitude.

It was not clear whether there were any casualties or damage to infrastructure.

The earthquakes come at a time when Balochistan is grappling with floods caused by torrential rains.

Intermittent rains continued in most parts of Balochistan on Sunday, as authorities scrambled to rescue thousands of people displaced by floods in more than a dozen districts, Dawn reported.

In the last 24 hours, rain was recorded in Kalat, Chaman, Ziarat, Muslim Bagh, Sibi, Mastung, Dalbadin, Khuzdar, Lasbela and Barkhan.

According to the provincial disaster management authority, at least 127 people have died in the rain and floods in the state since June 1.

Some of these deaths have occurred in some parts of the state in the last 24 hours.

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