7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Awaran Pakistan

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What HappenedSep 24 10:20 pm Local Update:According to latest reports, the death toll has mounted to over 150 and tally of injured persons has reached to several hundreds.  District Awaran of Balochistan has been affected most in today’s earthquake, where it has caused most of the casualties and destruction in many remote areas. (source: Samaa TV)


Original Summary

M7.8 – 69km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan 27.016°N 65.547°E depth=15.0km (9.3mi).  The earthquake was felt across Pakistan and India.   Houses were reported damaged across city of Awaran as 7.8 quake strikes Pakistan, roofs of 2 schools collapsed – local media   Deputy speaker #Balochistan Assembly says 30 killed in Awaran due to severe #earthquake #Pakistan


7.7 Tues, 24 Sept 2013, 16:29:49 PST, 10, 120 km SW of Khuzdar, Balochistan, 27.09N, 65.61,

5.7 Tues, 24 Sept 2013, 17:07:01 PST, 114, Mitthi, Sindh 5.7, 24.51N, 69.69E

5.2 Tues, 24 Sept 2013, 17:42:16 PST, 26, 66 km SW of Khuzdar, 5.2, 27.30N, 65.80E


Volunteers performed media monitoring and tracked social media for impacts to communications, locations, officials and response.  Paras is regional team lead and published did you feel it and earthquake tips in English, Hindi and Urdu.

National & Regional LinksNational Disaster Pakistan page: Disaster Management Authority Balochistan
National Seismic Monitoring Karachi
Emergency NumbersAmbulance 115Fire Brigade 16

Police 15
Emergency Telephone Numbers in Pakistan


CommunicationsUnconfirmed: @SedraHassan Ufone and ptcl are only working while other telecommunication are not working in #Earthquake effected area of #quetta”UFone Facebook

Earthquake Reporter – Around 200000 people are without power and are in the worst affected epicentral area. This is around 45 times less than the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.

UtilitiesOil and gas
Power companies

Telecommunications companies
Water and Power Development Authority


Traditional Media and blogs   At least 50 die in Balochistan earthquake
Newsweek Pakistan @NewsweekPak   ArticleBBC Urdu  –

BBC Urdu – Machine Translated to English

TwitterTwitter list to follow 

Journalist in Balochistan: @adi_baloch
Journalist: @omar_quraishi

Verified Accounts in Pakistan: @samsung_pk @PakistanLFC @bbcurdu @usembislamabad @USCGLahore @usconsulatekhi

Hashtags#Balochistan #Pakistan #Gawadar #Earthquake #Turbat #Quetta #Khuzdar #Khārān #Awaran
FacebookPDMA: FacebookCorrespondent for GEO News
Maps and Situational awareness reportsMap of Balochistan, Pakistan with list of


Situation Reports:  Sitrep

USGS Sitrep

GDACS Sitrep

HospitalsList of hospitals in Pakistan 
Shelters See list of Red Crescent for Pakistan
Red CrossInternational Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent



Urgent Needs InformationUnconfirmed: @UbaidAwan #Earthquake areas faces now shortage of medicines and doctors at local hospitals, @SAMAATV reported #Balochistan #Awaran #Pakistan
Transportation, Infrastructure and Road Conditions:Social media and mainstream news media are reporting multiple towns are impacted with heavy impacts to the Awaran District. (source)There are reports of casualties in other areas of the province including Turbat, Gwadar, Mashkel and Dalbadin (source). A lot of damage has occurred in the Khuzdar district in the Arawan area via Earthquake Reporter


Lasbela District is reported to have impacts

The district consists of nine tehsils, Bela, Uthal, Hub, Lakhra, Somiani, Dureaji, Lairi, Gaddani and Konnaj. The district has 27 patwar circles and 293 mauzas (villages).
Gwadar, Pakistan – Port City in Gwadar District of Balochistan – Population 85,000 – loc 25.2°N 62.19°E
Turbat, Pakistan in Kech District of Balochistan – pop 79,200 loc: 26°0′15″N 63°3′38″E

Kuzdhar is city in Khuzdar District with District population  estimated to be over 525,000 Khuzdar is at the apex of a narrow valley at an elevation of 1,237 metres (4,058 ft). – loc 27°48′N 66°37′


Animals in DisasterAnimal Welfare and Rescue
List of Veterinary Doctors in Pakistan

Wildlife Rescues/Sanctuaries in Pakistan

Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary


Fakes & 
Reports of conflicting depths from zero to 20km deepGDACS Earthquake Magnitude 7.7M, Depth: 0km

USGS  7.7M depth=20.0km (12.4mi)

pmdnmcc Seismic Monitoring Center  7.7M  10 km deep

Pakistan alert levels24 Sep  00:00UTC Due to some technical difficulties, the GDACS system initially evaluated the Pakistan earthquake of 24/09 as an Orange alert. After the issues were fixed, the alert level was updated to Red

Video and photosPhoto images of reportedly new Island of Gwadar coast


VolunteersVolunteers reporting in: Bettie, Chris, Cat, Alice, Cindy, Paras 

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