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4.5 Magnitude Quake Hits Parts of Sindh, Balochistan  

Karachi (October 04, 2018): A mild 4.5 magnitude earthquake jolted Sindh and Balochistan bordering areas on Wednesday night, said national seismological center.

The epicenter of the earthquake was near Kirthar National Park. Fortunately, no loss of life or property has been reported in the wake of the quake. The earthquake had a depth of 12km and was felt at 10:40 pm.Earlier on January 31, a two-year-old minor girl had been killed and three sustained injuries as a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Islamabad and various cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

According to details, the casualty occurred in Balochistan’s Lasbela district where the roof of a dilapidated house collapsed after the quake.

Intense earthquakes also felt in the region of Bela in Balochistan, emergency has been declared in Civil Hospital.

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According to the geological wing of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), tremors measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale were felt in Islamabad, Swat, Mingora, Landi Kotal, Batkhela, Malakand, Abbottabad, Peshawar and surroundings.

Strong tremors also shook Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sheikhupura, Sargodha, Jhelum, Nankana, Chiniot, Muzaffarabad, Lasbela, Safdarabad, Sharaqpur, Dir, and Mianwali where frightened residents ran out of homes while offices and schools were quickly evacuated.

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Residents come out on streets after earthquake in Dir.

Officials dispatched teams in Balochistan and nearby Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to assess reports of damage. However the National Disaster Management Authority did not expect serious losses, a spokesman said.

Parliament sessions in Islamabad have been postponed due to the tremors. The Supreme Court has also halted its hearing.

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