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Earthquake in Pakistan, Baluchistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The death toll from a devastating earthquake in western Pakistan rose to 327 on Wednesday, as soldiers and rescue workers scrambled to reach victims in one of the country’s remotest areas.

This week’s magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday afternoon and was felt across the country, even causing a small island to rise from the Arabian Sea. But its force was greatest in a particularly impoverished part of Baluchistan Province.

Violent tremors felled hundreds of mud-walled houses in six remote districts in southwestern Baluchistan, killing hundreds and injuring at least 446, according to the National Disaster Management Authority.

While official estimates put the death toll at 271, officials in the affected districts said that it had reached 327 and that it was expected to rise.

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Pakistan on September 24, 2013 at 11:29:48 UTC.

The GCP event was set for 24 hours, beginning at 10:00 Sept 24, UTC. This includes about 90 minutes prior to the quake. The result is Chisquare 86520.888 on 86400 df, for p = 0.385 and Z = 0.292.

Earthquake in
Pakistan, Baluchistan

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