A six-point-two magnitude earthquake has hit southwestern Pakistan, killing at least ten people.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck a region 70 kilometers
northeast of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province,on Wednesday.
Local officials in Pakistan say at least nine residents of the town of
Ziarat in Baluchistan were killed when their homes collapsed during the
At least one other person was killed in nearby Pishin district. Police
report several injuries in Quetta, when people rushed out of their
homes in a panic.
A strong earthquake hit northwestern Pakistan in October of 2005, killing nearly 75-thousand people.