7.7-magnitude earthquake hits SW Pakistan
An earthquake of 7.7 magnitude hit Pakistan's southwest Balochistan Province on Tuesday afternoon, said Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
According to PMD, the earthquake took place at 16:29:49 ( Pakistan Standard Time) with the epicenter determined to be 120 km southwest of Khuzdar in central part of Balochistan.
The focal depth is 10 km under the ground, said the department.
Strong tremors were felt in many parts of the country, from the southern port city of Karachi to the eastern city of Lahore and northwestern parts of the country.
No immediate casualties and damages are reported, said officials of PMD.
The epicenter of the earthquake took place in a thin populated area, said local meteorologists. Islamabad (Xinhua)