Earthquake rattles Quetta; no damage reports

Statesman Report

QUETTA: A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Quetta and surrounding districts early Saturday but no damage was immediately reported, the National Seismic Monitoring Center said.

The earthquake was centered 38 kilometers northeast of Quetta at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). It was also felt in Pishin, Harnai and other areas of Balochistan, but mostly in Quetta, where people came out onto the streets in fear.

The disaster management authority said they were looking to see if the quake caused any damage in the affected districts.

Quetta was devastated by a massive earthquake in 1935.