Strong 6.3 quake strikes off coast of Pakistan: US monitors

The shallow quake struck at 3:03 AM (2203 GMT), with an epicentre just 23 kilometres (14 miles) southwest of Pakistan's coastal city of Pasni.

By: AFP | Islamabad | Updated: February 8, 2017 7:00 am
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A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Pakistan early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The shallow quake struck at 3:03 AM (2203 GMT), with an epicentre just 23 kilometres (14 miles) southwest of Pakistan’s coastal city of Pasni, the USGS said. Last April, a large 6.6-magnitude quake struck neighbouring northeastern Afghanistan, rattling parts of South Asia and killing at least six Pakistanis.

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In October 2015, a 7.5-magnitude quake in Pakistan and Afghanistan killed almost 400 people, flattening buildings in rugged terrain that impeded relief efforts. Pakistan straddles part of the boundary where the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, making the country susceptible to earthquakes.

It was hit by a 7.6-magnitude quake on October 8, 2005 that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.

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    Feb 9, 2017 at 3:17 am
    U S should not give any humanitarian aid after this to Pak as the same will be used for terrorism and harm India.
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    1. Ganesh Jaguva
      Feb 8, 2017 at 5:00 am
      hail rahul baba. because of him we have earthquake in stan also. now only if he can speak more in lok sabha stan will be totally wiped out.
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