4.5-magnitude quake hits Pakistan`s Balochistan province

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake on Friday hit Balochistan`s provincial capital Quetta in Pakistan, forcing residents of the city to came out of their houses in panic.

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2010, 00:19 AM IST

Karachi: A 4.5-magnitude earthquake on Friday
hit Balochistan`s provincial capital Quetta in Pakistan,
forcing residents of the city to came out of their houses in
panic.

The focal point of the quake was some 70 kilometres
from Quetta in Mustung, the Meteorological Department
officials said.

The temblor was felt in every part of Quetta, they
said.

In October 2005, a major earthquake in the Northern
areas and Khaibar-Pakhtunkhawa province killed around 80,000
people and left millions homeless.

PTI