September 24, 2013. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on Tuesday in southwestern Pakistan, reports the website of the U.S. Geological survey.
According to seismologists, the epicenter of earthquake was in the province of Balochistan in 69 km North-East of the city Awaran, the earthquake at a depth of 22.9 km.
Pakistan earthquake: dozens killed
September 24, 2013. At least 30 people were on Tuesday victims of a powerful earthquake in Pakistan. More than two dozen people were injured. The epicenter of earthquake was in the province of Balochistan, 66 km North-East of the city Awaran. The earthquake at a depth of 20 kilometers. Magnitude earthquake left of 7.7.
The earthquake was followed by four aftershocks, magnitude of the most powerful of which amounted to 5.9.
The authorities claim that the city Awaran destroyed about 30 percent of houses in which lived mainly the poor.
Separate tremors were felt in Karachi, Hyderabad, and new Delhi. In large cities it caused panic in the streets and disruptions in motor movement.
In connection with the disaster Committee of the red cross and red Crescent societies have already expressed their willingness to send to Pakistan and rescue groups.
The earthquake caused victims in Northern Pakistan
September 24, 2013. At least 50 people were killed in the earthquake of a magnitude of 7.7 in Baluchistan province in southwest Pakistan, according to local authorities. It is expected that the number of victims of the earthquake increases.
The earthquake occurred at 16:29 local time (11:29 GMT), his focus was at a depth of 23 km in the sparsely populated mountainous region of Balochistan. Tremors were felt in Karachi, Hyderabad, and Delhi.
In Balochistan frequent earthquakes. Only in April of this year, 35 people were killed in the earthquake, the focus of which was in Iran.
House of clay
The Pakistani newspaper Dawn quotes assistant to the first Minister of Balochistan province of Garjana of Balogh, who confirmed the deaths of 30 people.
Particularly badly hit the village the River on the Northern outskirts of the city Awaran. There are reports of people left in the rubble of collapsed buildings.
Abdul Qadus, Deputy Chairman of the legislative Assembly of Balochistan, said that at least 30% of homes in the County Awaran destroyed.
Destruction was also observed in the district Khuzdar.
Representatives of the authorities in the provincial capital, the city of Quetta, said that the remoteness of the affected areas makes it difficult to assess the scale of the devastation.
The inhabitants of this sparsely populated province they mainly live in mud houses, the correspondent bi-Bi-si Shahzeb Jillani.
According to him, earthquake-resistant concrete buildings are built only for the authorities.
Meanwhile, chief meteorologist Mohammad Riaz told the press that we are talking about a major earthquake, which could cause serious damage.
«All depends on how densely populated places in the midst of», — he said.
Light tremors were felt in Karachi and Hyderabad, where civil servants ran into the streets, fearing the collapse of buildings.
The island came into the sea after an earthquake in Pakistan
This picture shows a new island off the coast of Pakistan, which appeared after the earthquake on September 24, 2013.
September 24, 2013. A small island appeared in the Arabian sea off the coast of Pakistan after a powerful earthquake of a magnitude of 7.7, which occurred in the southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, according to a Pakistani TV channel Geo News.
According to the government of Balochistan, the island rises above the sea at a height of from 6 to 12 meters, its width is about 30 meters. The island is situated at a distance of about 90 meters from the Pakistani port of Gwadar.
According to the U.S. Geological survey, the earthquake magnitude is left to 7.7. According to seismologists, the epicenter of earthquake was in the province of Balochistan, 66 km North-East of the city Awaran, the earthquake at a depth of 20 kilometers. The earthquake was followed by four aftershocks, magnitude of the most powerful of which amounted to 5.9. The number of victims of the earthquake is at least 46 people.
Balochistan is the largest in the territory, but least populated province of Pakistan (about 8 million inhabitants). Within a few minutes the tremors were felt in the cities of Hyderabad, Larkana and other settlements. Indian media reported that weak tremors were felt in new Delhi and other parts of Northern India. Geo News reported that the tremors were felt also in Iran, UAE and Oman.
Pakistan earthquake: more than 100 dead
September 24, 2013. The number of victims of the earthquake in the province of Baluchistan in Western Pakistan has risen to 150 people. This is reported by local media. In the rescue operation involved troops. Authorities predict an increase in fatalities. However, the earthquake led to the formation of a new island in the Arabian sea.
Earlier it was reported about 60 dead. The representative of the security services also noted that the earthquake caused significant damage to roads and buildings, according to ITAR-TASS. The number of victims, according to him, another will increase. In the rescue operation involved the army.
The earthquake of a magnitude of 7.7 occurred in Pakistan today. Tremors were recorded at a depth of about 23 km
The earthquake also caused the appearance in the Arabian sea off the coast of Pakistan small Islands. According to reports, the island rises above the sea at a height of from 6 to 12 meters, its width is about 30 meters of the Island is at a distance of about 90 m from the Pakistani port of Gwadar, according to Pakistani edition of the Tribune.
Balochistan — the largest site, but least populated province of Pakistan (about 8 million inhabitants). Indian media reported that weak tremors were felt in new Delhi and other parts of Northern India. In addition, the tremors were felt also in Iran, UAE and Oman.