Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Powerful earthquake trembles Pakistan, but no loss of life minor damages

On Wednesday a powerful earthquake of rector scale 7.2 shook Southwestern Pakistan, jerking residents of cities as far apart as New Delhi and Dubai, but doing small injured in the lightly populated province. 

According to the (USGS) U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was at least 80 km (50 miles) underground, near to the town of Dalbandin in Baluchistan province, near the Afghan and Iranian boarders. Interior Secretary of Baluchistan province, Akbar Durrani told that there is no loss of life has been reported till time however there has been minor damage to house in villages near Dalbandin.

The Dalbandin Police Incharge, Naeem Shah, said he had no news of any hurts or deaths.
Shah said. "The walls of some houses and offices damaged but there are no reports of any loss of life. The USGS said the Epi centre of the quake, which hit at 1:23 a.m. (2023 GMT on Tuesday), was 55 km (34 miles) west of Dalbandin, a town comprising 15,000 population, and at a deepness of 83 km (52 miles).

The delays in receiving any reports were occurred due to inappropriate sources of communication in the remote areas but in spite of the powerful shock, its depth appears to have partial damages. The USGS had first said the earthquake was much shallower.

Poor communications delayed reports from the remote area but despite the strength of the shock, its depth seems to have limited damage. Initially the USGS had said the quake was great shallower.

People of Rajasthan India's northwestern border state said cracks showed in the walls of rural houses.

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