Pakistan quake kills 20, injures hundreds

[07-10-2021 01:38 PM]

Ammon News - At least 20 people were killed and more than 300 were injured, including women and children, after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan's Balochistan province in the early hours of Thursday.

The earthquake struck at the relatively shallow depth of 20 km with an epicentre 102 km east of the city of Quetta, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

This is the second time that an earthquake struck Pakistan in less than two months. The country was previously hit by a quake on August 20 at a depth of 118 kilometers in the Hindu Kush mountain range.

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