CommonDreams – Second Powerful Earthquake In Five Days Shakes Pakistan – 28 September 2013

common-dreamsStill in disaster relief mode from a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit its southeastern region on Tuesday, another large quake on Saturday, this one reported as between 6.8 and 7.2, has hit the same area.

According to the Associated Press:

A major earthquake rocked Pakistan’s southwest Saturday, sending people running into the street in panic just days after another quake in the same region killed 359 people, officials said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that a 6.8 magnitude quake was felt in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province.

Pakistan’s Meteorological Department measured the earthquake at 7.2 magnitude. The department said its epicenter was located about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of the town of Khuzdar.

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