Massive earthquake hits southwest Pakistan

By on September 24, 2013

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake has hit southwestern Pakistan, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake struck at 4:29 pm local time (11:29 GMT) southwest of the city of Khuzdar in Balochistan province, at a depth of 15km, on Tuesday.

The USGS originally measured the earthquake at a magnitude of 7.4 and depth of 29km, but later revised that figure. Pakistan’s meteorological office said the magnitude was 7.7.

Tremors were felt  across the province as well as in the port city of Karachi, residents have said. Mild tremors were also felt as far away as the Indian capital of New Delhi.

The epicentre is in a remote, thinly populated mountainous area of Balochistan with no major industrial installations.

Muhammad Riaz, a senior Pakistan meteorologist, told local media that the earthquake was “major” and that “heavy destruction” was likely.

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  • CW Steinle

    When you read “Global Crises” by Geoffrey Parker you will find that three phenomena accompanied the Little Ice Age (1400 to 1850) – a scarcity of sunspots, earthquakes, and volcanoes that darkened the sky. As the world moves into this next cooling cycle we can expect more of the same – as the Lord comes to shake the earth.

  • MeanieHoney

    His 2nd coming is often described as a pregnant woman during labor. Closer contraction/tremors/earthquakes usually pronounces birth is drawing near. What other signs are there? I’d have to say prior to birth a woman’s water sac needs to be broken. Perhaps a last huge water baptism is to proceed the 2nd coming? Kinda goes in line with the prediction of huge numbers of Jews and gentiles in the last days finally accepting Christ.