A severe earth quake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale that hit a remote area of South-West Pakistan today was felt from New Delhi to Dubai though initial reports said there was no major damage.
The earth quake occurred at 1:23 am Pakistani time at a depth of 84 km, the US Geological Survey said. Its epicenter was 45 km west of Dalbandin, a remote town in Balochistan province with a population of 15k. Pakistan Meteor logical Department Director Arif Mahmood said the quake was felt in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan provinces in Pakistan and parts of Iran and India.
On October 8, 2005, a 7.6 magnitude quake 95 km north-east of Islamabad killed over 70k people. People in Balochistan and Sindh said they had felt buildings sway during the quake. THE temblor shook the cities of Hyderabad, Quetta, Jaffarabad, Lahore and Sargodha. Residents of Karachi of high-rise buildings rushed out into the streets. At many places peoples gathered in open spaces.