Gwader and its environs were rattled by an earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale Tuesday night, triggering fears of a tsunami along the coasts of Balochistan and Sindh.
The earthquake struck Gwader at 2:22 a.m., according to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre. The earthquake’s epicentre was 50 kilometres away from Gwadar in the Arabian Sea, at a depth of 20 kilometres. So yet, no casualties or property damage have been reported.
Director-General Muhammad Riaz of the Pakistan Meteorological Organization (PMD) emphasised the importance of precautionary measures, saying that his department had provided numerous warnings about a big earthquake in the Makran Subduction Zone. Any significant earthquake in the vicinity, he continued, may cause a tsunami.