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A major 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook a remote area of southwestern Pakistan early Wednesday, shaking parts of the country and causing tremors as far away as India and the UAE.
The quake was centered in the province of Baluchistan, the most sparsely populated country, said U.S. Geological Survey, which occurs at 1:30 am local time at a depth of about 50 miles (84 km.
Its epicenter was in a remote area southwest about 200 miles (320 kilometers) from the capital of Baluchistan, Quetta, Pakistan, said chief meteorologist Arif Mahmood, not far from the border with Afghanistan.
The closest town to the epicenter was Dalbandin, with a population around 15,000 people and is so remote that the nearby hills were the scene of 1,998 Chagai Pakistan’s nuclear tests.
No damage was reported in Dalbandin. However, another city near the epicenter, Karan, did not suffer major damage, said Fatah Bangar, Assistant Commissioner Karan. The city was some 45 miles (70 kilometers) from the epicenter, said.
Nasir Baluch, a police officer in Karan, said several mud houses collapsed or were damaged in an area outside the city called Mashkil. There was no immediate information on casualties, but the area is sparsely populated, he said.
No major damage occurred in Quetta well, but the quake caused panic in the city, residents said.
Local television reports said the quake was felt across a number of other provinces. Many residents in the country’s largest city, Karachi, ran into the street after the earthquake began, said the reports.

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