Strong 6.3 quake jolts Pasni, Gwadar: US Geological Survey

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TURBAT: A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the Balochistan`s districts of Pasni, Turbat, Gwadar and adjoining areas on early Wednesday morning, informed US Geological Survey.

The tremor´s epicentre was 90 kilometres south of Turbat, near Pasni district. The earthquake struck at a depth of 12km.

According to media reports, there are no immediate reports of casualties or damages. The local administration has issued a high alert for districts at Makran belt.

With an estimated population of 400,000 people, Pasni is located on the Makran coast on the Arabian Sea about 450 km from Karachi.