Islamabad – An earthquake registering a 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale shook western Pakistan early Wednesday, Pakistani broadcaster Geo TV reported on its website.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
In Quetta, capital of Baluchistan province, there were reports of several collapsed buildings and a panic among residents.
The epicentre of the quake was 70 kilometres north-east of Quetta, originating at a depth of 10 kilometres underground. dpa