7.2 Magnitude Quake Hits Pakistan

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

An 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked southwest Pakistan Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No immediate reports of damage were available, although the Associated Press reported the quake was felt in provinces close by.

The U.S.G.S. said the quake occurred more than 50 feet underground, at 1:23 a.m. local time in Pakistan.

According to the AP, the quake struck near the Afghanistan border, in a remote area.

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