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5.7-earthquake hits Balochistan in SW Pakistan

08-10-2011 11:25 BJT

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Several houses were reportedly destroyed following a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hitting Balochistan, a province in southwestern Pakistan, early Wednesday morning, reported local Urdu TV channel Geo.

The report quoted the Meteorological Department of Pakistan as saying that the epicenter is near Kharan district in central Balochistan, which is some 250 kilometers southwest of the province's capital city of Quetta.

Tremors were also felt in the country's southern port city of Karachi, said the report.

Several houses in a slum area in Khuzdar district which is located to the east of Balochistan, bordering Sindh province, were reportedly destroyed in the earthquake, but there is no casualty report yet.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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