New major earthquake of at least magnitude 6.8 rocks Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Officials say a major earthquake of 6.8 magnitude or larger has hit south-west Pakistan, less than a week after a massive temblor in the same region killed at least 359 people.
The United States Geological Survey said on its website that a 6.8-magnitude quake was felt on Saturday in Pakistan's south-western Baluchistan province.
Pakistan's Meteorological Department measured the earthquake at 7.2 magnitude and its epicentre was located about 150km west of Khuzdar.
Chief Pakistani meteorologist Arif Mahmood told Pakistani television that it was an aftershock from this week's earthquake and such tremors might continue for weeks to come.