Tremors Strike Pakistan


Islamabad: Earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Pakistan on Wednesday. The quake originated 79 km south west of Khuzdar near Kalat in Pakistan. No reports of any damage to property or life have been received yet.

No fewer than four major tectonic plates (Arabia, Eurasia, India, and Africa) and one smaller tectonic block (Anatolia) are responsible for seismicity and tectonics in the Middle East and surrounding region. Geologic development of the region is a consequence of a number of first-order plate tectonic processes that include subduction, large-scale transform faulting, compressional mountain building and crustal extension