Strong quake strikes western Pakistan, no casualties reported
Posted on: 06:09 PM IST Sep 24, 2013
Karachi: A strong earthquake struck a remote mountainous part of western Pakistan on Tuesday and was felt as far away as the Indian capital of New Delhi, hundreds of miles to the east, where buildings shook.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The United States Geological Survey said that the 7.8 magnitude quake struck 145 miles southeast of Dalbandin in Pakistan's western province of Baluchistan.
Tremors were felt across the province as well as in the sprawling port city of Karachi, residents said.
The epicenter is in a remote, thinly populated mountainous area of Baluchistan with no major industrial installations.