6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan, 20 dead; risk of major loss

earth quek in pakistan

Islamabad: Strong tremors of earthquake were felt in the Harnai area of ​​southern Pakistan on Thursday. According to Pakistani media, the magnitude of the earthquake was measured at 6.0 on the Richter scale. At least 20 people have died in the earthquake. There are also reports of injuries to more than 200 people. The earthquake in Pakistan was so powerful that its effect was seen in neighboring Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. There is also news of damage from the earthquake.

According to the National Center for Seismology, the tremors of the earthquake were felt at 3.30 am today. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of about 20 kilometers (12 mi). Harnai falls in Balochistan, Pakistan. Many houses were also damaged by the strong tremors of the earthquake. Its intensity was very fast and the matter of damage is coming to the fore in many adjoining districts.

Suhail Anwar Hashmi, a senior provincial government official, said that several people died due to the collapse of ceilings and walls. A woman and six children were also among the dead. Heavy machinery has been dispatched from Quetta to help and rescue the people. At present, the injured people are being treated at the hospital in Harnai.

According to visuals coming from Pakistani media, there is no electricity in hospitals in Harnai. There the relatives of the injured people are undergoing treatment with the light of the mobile torch. According to the officials, the impact of the earthquake is in many districts, so it is not possible to tell the exact number of the injured.

earth quek in pakistan

After the earthquake, many pictures have surfaced on social media. People are seen coming out on the streets after the tremors of the earthquake. Relief and rescue operations have been started in Pakistan after the tremors of the strong earthquake.