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Just days after a devastating earthquake in Pakistan that killed hundreds of people, another 6.8 magnitude quake hit the same area; their epicenters a mere 20 miles apart.
The US Geological Survey released a report regarding the specifics of the latest quake, which was closest to Awaran, Pakistan. The report focuses on the specificities of plate tectonics and what effects their movement may have on the area. Meanwhile, NPR is focusing on the possibility of locals being ignored as their mud huts have been annihilated.
Currently, there are roughly 12 reported deaths as a result of the quake, according to BBC News. However, in a worse turn of events, it seems almost all lines of communication with the area are down, as they were already heavily damaged due to the quake on Tuesday.
In some more central regions where the earthquake was felt there have been deployments of the Frontier Corps – the official paramilitary force of Pakistan. They are currently heading the majority of relief efforts.
For most people this comes with concern pertaining to any future catastrophic aftershocks following the major quake on Tuesday, which left Pakistan with a new mud island – visible from the Pakistan shoreline.
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) September 28, 2013