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7.8-magnitude quake hits Iran-Pakistan border region -- USGS


19:25, April 16, 2013

ISLAMABAD, April 16 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale jolted Iran-Pakistan border region at 1044 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 15.20 km, was initially determined to be at 28.0559 degrees north latitude and 62.0804 degrees east longitude.

Strong tremors of earthquake were felt in parts of Pakistan's southern Sindh and southwest Balochistan provinces, while light tremors were also felt in eastern Punjab and northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces Tuesday afternoon, local Urdu TV channel Geo reported.


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