KHUZDAR: A moderate-intensity earthquake hit Khuzdar town and several other areas of the district on Sunday, prompting residents to leave their homes.
Officials said the quake struck Khuzdar district, including Naal, Wadh, Zehri and other surrounding areas at around 5pm. People rushed to the open area to seek shelter after tremor jolted the divisional headquarters of the Kalat division.
The Met office said that the intensity of the earthquake’s magnitude as 4.2 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre located in Khuzdar district.
Officials reported no human or property loss from the affected area. However, some mud houses on the outskirts of Khuzdar city reportedly developed cracks.
Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2023