Pakistan Earthquake 2013 Updates Report

Situation Report
Originally published



It was the afternoon of the September 24, 2013, when everyone in Pakistan felt the shaking of the ground by tremendous earthquake that struck the Awaran District in the western Balochistan Province of Pakistan. The quake's epicenter was near the Awaran District, but others districts of Balochistan — Turbat, Panjgur, Chaghai, Khuzdar and Gwadar were also affected. According to the reports, tremors from the earthquake, which registered 7.8 on the Richter scale, were also felt in Quetta, Hub, Kharan, Jhal Magsi, Qalat, Sibi, Mastung, Jafferabad and Karachi Pakistan and as far away as UAE.

Provincial Authorities of Balochistan indicated the death tolls counted 359 people and injured people reported were 619. Livelihoods, houses and infrastructure in many areas were completely destroyed affecting about estimated population of 300,000. Nearly 21000 houses damage was reported in Awaran and Kech Districts.

After two day of the incident when everybody was busy in the rescue operations and remains of the incident were still there; 2nd earthquake hit the District Awaran. In this earthquake 28 deaths were reported at Tehsil Mashkay of District Awaran. UC Nokjo that was partially affected in the previous earthquake was severally affected as per reports.