Islamabad: A shallow 5.7-magnitude
earthquake hit southwest Pakistan Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake struck at 5:53 am (0053 GMT) around 330
kilometres (200 miles) southwest of Quetta, the capital of the
province of Baluchistan, at a depth of eight kilometres.
A powerful 7.2-magnitude quake that hit southwest
Pakistan in January sent people rushing from their homes in
panic but did not cause significant casualties.
Pakistan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on October
8, 2005 that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5
million homeless, mainly in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and
parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.