Pakistan earthquake 2011 and tremors

A huge earthquake with 7,4 magnitude enthused North-West Pakistan at late night of Tuesday (January 19). The quake left shaked in North India, particularly in Delhi. Several houses have been distorted in the Pakistan although no casualties have been confirmed so far.
According to the Pacific Tsunami Center – the onshore quake had not set off a tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Dalbandin is in the most lightly populated area of Pakistan and, thus far, no damage has been reported.
Karan’s deputy commissioner Fateh Bangar said that town close to the epicenter, Karan, suffered no major damage. The town was some 45 miles from the epicenter.
A US Geological Service report said that the epicentre of the earthquake was positioned 45 km from Dalbandin in southwest Pakistan. It said the central depth of the earthquake was 84 km.

Pakistan earthquake 2011 and tremors
Pakistan earthquake.

Tremors were felt in several parts of Himachal Pradesh early Wednesday after an earthquake hit a sparsely-populated mountainous region of Pakistan’s Balochistan province – the weather office here said. However, there are no reports of any loss of life or damage to property in the hill state.
“Mild tremors were felt in several parts of Shimla, Kangra and Chamba districts” – meterological department director Manmohan Singh said.
Tremors of the 7,4 magnitude earthquake were felt as far as Delhi and its adjoining areas.
The temblor that occurred at about 1,23 a.m. Wednesday jolted most of the major cities in Pakistan, including Quetta, Karachi and Multan, according to Xinhua. Strong tremors were also felt in Lahore.

Tens of thousands of residents spent the night outside their apartment buildings and homes in southern Pakistan following a huge earthquake in a remote region – RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal reports.
But Pakistan’s chief meteorologist (Mohammad Riaz) said there was no serious damage as the quake’s epicenter was in a sparsely populated area in Baluchistan Province, near the border with Afghanistan.
Several affected places reported no injuries.
Pakistani news channels initially said some buildings suffered damaged in the town of Khanpur, in the southern Sindh province.
Local journalists in Dalbandin, a town just 34 kilometers from the epicenter, told a Radio Mashaal reporter that residents were sleeping outdoors in case of dangerous structural damage or further tremors.
The United States Geological Service put the magnitude of the earthquake at 7,4. Reports say the tremors were felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi, some 1,300 kilometers away.
Earthquakes often rattle the region, in some cases with severe consequences. A magnitude 7,6 quake in October 2005 killed some 80,000 people in northwestern Pakistan and Kashmir and left more than 3 million others homeless.

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