Tremors were felt in the Gwadar, Pasni, Ormara & Kech areas of the province.
5.6-magnitude earthquake hits several parts of Balochistan. An earthquake struck several parts of the Makran Division of Balochistan on Sunday evening.
Tremors were felt in the Gwadar, Pasni, Ormara, and Kech areas of the province.
According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the magnitude of the quake was recorded at 5.6 on the Richter scale. Meanwhile, it measured a depth of 30 kilometres, and its epicentre was Pasni near Gwadar.
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While no casualties or damage to property were immediately reported, it is worth noting that several areas of Balochistan are already grappling with monsoon floods that have caused considerable destruction in the province.
So far, more than 124 people have lost their lives, more than 6,000 houses have been completely torn down, and over 10,000 houses are partially damaged because of the rains.
While Balochistan Chief Secretary Abdul Aziz Aqili said that flash floods triggered by the torrential rains claimed several more lives during the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 111.
“The provincial government is facing a huge challenge to cope with the situation arising after the heavy downpour and flash floods,” he said during a press briefing here at Jamali Auditorium of Civil Secretariat. Chairman NHA Khuram Agha and DG PDMA Naseer Nasar were also present.
Sharing details about the damages caused by rain and relief operation in the calamity-hit areas, he said that10 districts of the province were worst affected by the monsoon rains as, during the recent monsoon spell, it rained 500 percent more than it was recorded during the last 30 years.