A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 on Richter’s scale has hit southwest Pakistan according to Sky News, Al Jazeera and the BBC.
It struck at about 1.20am local time (8.20pm GMT) and caused widespread panic as it was felt throughout several provinces, according to local TV reports.
It was located several hundred kilometres from the Pakistani city of Quetta and the city of Zahedan, Iran.
No immediate details of any damage are available at this moment, but reports said the quake was felt across Pakistan and as far away as Delhi, India, and the Gulf emirates of Dubai and Qatar.
Most people are out on the streets because they fear there will be damage to property: Kamal Hyder (Al Jazeera).
On October 8, 2005, a 7.6 magnitude quake 95km northeast of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, killed more than 70,000 people.
January 18th, 2010.