A earthquake of 7.8 magnitude has struck southern Pakistan, about 258 northwest of Karachi, at a depth of about 9 miles. The area is not densely populated — but it is a poor area where most structures are vulnerable to earthquake shaking.
Here is a local liveblog from The Tribune in Pakistan. Many deaths are expected.
As of 10 EDT there have been 25 deaths reported.
In April a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeast Iran, bordering Pakistan. At least 35 people were killed and 150 injured in southwestern Pakistan.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
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