3.8 Lasbela magnitude earthquake tremors Balochistan

An earthquake of magnitude 3.8 shook Lasbela and other parts of Balochistan on Wednesday, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

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The PMD National Seismic Monitoring Centre reported that the earthquake occurred at 14:44 103 kilometers northwest of the Bela region at a depth of 33 km. Tremors were felt in the vicinity of Lasebela.

Up to now, no casualties or injuries have been reported.

In a similar incident last week, two consecutive “moderate” earthquakes hit the coast close to Pasni. The first earthquake of 5.6 magnitude struck at 6:42 pm. It was 60 kilometers deep, longitude 63.62 east, and latitude 25.21 north.

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The second earthquake of 5 magnitudes struck 10 minutes later at 6:52 pm and had a depth of 30 km. It had an eastern longitude of 63.54 and a northern latitude of 25.12.

Earthquakes occur at a time when Balochistan is shaken by flooding from torrential monsoon rains. Intermittent rains continued to hit most parts of Baluchistan today, as authorities scrambled to help thousands of people displaced by flooding in more than a dozen districts.

Precipitation was reported in Kalat, Chaman, Ziarat, Muslim Bagh, Sibi, Mastung, Dalbadin, Khuzdar, Lasbela, and Barkhan during the last 24 hours.

As per the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, hundreds of people have been killed in rains and floods in the province since June 1. In the last 24 hours, the number of killings has increased by 15.

 

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