Quake hits southwest Pakistan: Officials
[Al Ahram] A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Pakistain Saturday, meteorological officials said, with tremors felt in some of the areas ravaged by a deadly quake last month.
The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), and its epicentre was 80 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of Khuzdar in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province, senior meteorologist Tauseef Alam said.
Another meteorlogist, Shahid Mehmood, said that the tremors were felt in Khuzdar, and towns in Awaran and Kharan.
No loss of life or property was immediately reported.
The 7.7 magnitude earthquake last month devastated several areas, including Awaran. It killed at least 376 people and left some 100,000 others homeless.
The population of Awaran is scattered over more than 21,000 square kilometres (8,000 square miles) of remote and rugged terrain. Infrastructure is extremely limited, with few medical facilities or even roads.
Posted by: Fred 2013-10-13