Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Severe EarthQuake Hits Awaraan Area Of Baluchistan-- New Island Emerged In Sea Near Gwadar
At 429 in the after noon an earth quake of 7.8 magnitude hit the Awaarn Area in Baluchistan. According to the prelimany reports 45 people died and 30 to 40 houses have been damaged. The duration of the quake was 8 to 10 seconds. According to American Geological reported that the tremor struck the area 145 kilometers Southeast of Dalbandin. The depth of the quake was 10 kilometer beneath the earth suface, five after shocks have also been felt in the area. The tremor was felt in Karachi, Khuzdar, Hyderabad, Larkana, Quetta, Noshki, Chaghi, Pasni Gwadar and several psrts of Sindh and Baluchistan as well as in Persian Gulf States and New Delhi. The rural areas of the district have been affected much Army rescue team including doctors have left to help the people. A rock-like island has emerged some 1.5 kilometer off Qawadar following earthquake. The height of the island is 30- 40 feet. According to DIG Qwadar a similar island had appered in Hangal coastal area of Lasbela four years ago. A large umber of people have reached the coastal area to see the island.