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What Happened

Sep 24 10:20 pm Local Update:

According to latest reports, the death toll has mounted to over 150 and tally of injured persons has reached to several hundreds.  District Awaran of Balochistan has been affected most in today’s earthquake, where it has caused most of the casualties and destruction in many remote areas. (source: Samaa TV)

Original Summary

M7.8 - 69km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan 27.016°N 65.547°E depth=15.0km (9.3mi).  The earthquake was felt across Pakistan and India.   Houses were reported damaged across city of Awaran as 7.8 quake strikes Pakistan, roofs of 2 schools collapsed - local media http://on.rt.com/vs8jg4   Deputy speaker #Balochistan Assembly says 30 killed in Awaran due to severe #earthquake #Pakistan

7.7 Tues, 24 Sept 2013, 16:29:49 PST, 10, 120 km SW of Khuzdar, Balochistan, 27.09N, 65.61,

5.7 Tues, 24 Sept 2013, 17:07:01 PST, 114, Mitthi, Sindh 5.7, 24.51N, 69.69E

5.2 Tues, 24 Sept 2013, 17:42:16 PST, 26, 66 km SW of Khuzdar, 5.2, 27.30N, 65.80E

Volunteers performed media monitoring and tracked social media for impacts to communications, locations, officials and response.  Paras is regional team lead and published did you feel it and earthquake tips in English, Hindi and Urdu.

National & Regional Links

National Disaster Pakistan page: http://www.ndma.gov.pk/new/ 

Provencial Disaster Management Authority Balochistan http://www.pdma.gob.pk/ 
National Seismic Monitoring Karachi
http://pmdnmcc.net/seismic/latestearthquakes.asp 

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance 115

Fire Brigade 16

Police 15
Emergency Telephone Numbers in Pakistan
bit.ly/1b2m95L

Communications

Unconfirmed: @SedraHassan Ufone and ptcl are only working while other telecommunication are not working in #Earthquake effected area of #quetta”

UFone http://www.ufone.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ufone 

Earthquake Reporter - Around 200000 people are without power and are in the worst affected epicentral area. This is around 45 times less than the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.

Utilities

Oil and gas companies

bit.ly/1aleoH0


Power companies

bit.ly/1gWrQ5O

Telecommunications companies

bit.ly/15pziS1


Water and Power Development Authority

bit.ly/17ZHStM

Traditional Media and blogs

http://www.samaa.tv/   At least 50 die in Balochistan earthquake
Newsweek Pakistan @NewsweekPak
https://twitter.com/NewsweekPak
http://newsweekpakistan.com   Article

BBC Urdu  - http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/ 

BBC Urdu - Machine Translated to English

Twitter

Twitter list to follow https://twitter.com/HumanityRoad/lists/pakistan 

Journalist in Balochistan: @adi_baloch
Journalist: @omar_quraishi
CNBC Pakistan ‏@CNBCPAKISTA

Verified Accounts in Pakistan: @samsung_pk @PakistanLFC @bbcurdu @usembislamabad @USCGLahore @usconsulatekhi

Hashtags

#Balochistan #Pakistan #Gawadar #Earthquake #Turbat #Quetta

 #Khuzdar #Khārān #Awaran

Facebook

PDMA: Facebook

Correspondent for GEO News https://www.facebook.com/faizan.lakhani2 

Maps and Situational awareness reports

Map of Balochistan, Pakistan with list of towns

bit.ly/1b9otLE

Situation Reports:
Earthquake-Reporter.com  Sitrep

USGS Sitrep

GDACS Sitrep

Apps

Survive

Hospitals

List of hospitals in Pakistan bit.ly/1bDtrzH

Sustain

Shelters

See list of Red Crescent for Pakistan   http://prcs.org.pk/prcs/?cat=55 

Reunite

Red Cross

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

bit.ly/18VlP4k

Urgent Needs Information

Unconfirmed: @UbaidAwan #Earthquake areas faces now shortage of medicines and doctors at local hospitals, @SAMAATV reported #Balochistan #Awaran #Pakistan

Dams

Transportation, Infrastructure and Road Conditions:

Social media and mainstream news media are reporting multiple towns are impacted with heavy impacts to the Awaran District. (source)

There are reports of casualties in other areas of the province including Turbat, Gwadar, Mashkel and Dalbadin (source). A lot of damage has occurred in the Khuzdar district in the Arawan area via Earthquake Reporter

Lasbela District is reported to have impacts

The district consists of nine tehsils, Bela, Uthal, Hub, Lakhra, Somiani, Dureaji, Lairi, Gaddani and Konnaj. The district has 27 patwar circles and 293 mauzas (villages).


Gwadar, Pakistan - Port City in Gwadar District of Balochistan - Population 85,000 - loc 25.2°N 62.19°E


Turbat, Pakistan in Kech District of Balochistan - pop 79,200 loc: 26°0′15″N 63°3′38″E

Kuzdhar is city in Khuzdar District with District population  estimated to be over 525,000 Khuzdar is at the apex of a narrow valley at an elevation of 1,237 metres (4,058 ft). - loc 27°48′N 66°37′

Animals in Disaster

Animal Welfare and Rescue NGOs

bit.ly/16WXVc8


List of Veterinary Doctors in Pakistan

bit.ly/OLv53o

Wildlife Rescues/Sanctuaries in Pakistan

Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary

http://www.wildlifeofpakistan.com/sanctuaries.html

Fakes &
Mistakes

Reports of conflicting depths from zero to 20km deep

GDACS Earthquake Magnitude 7.7M, Depth: 0km

USGS  7.7M depth=20.0km (12.4mi)

pmdnmcc Seismic Monitoring Center  7.7M  10 km deep

Pakistan alert levels24 Sep  00:00UTC Due to some technical difficulties, the GDACS system initially evaluated the Pakistan earthquake of 24/09 as an Orange alert. After the issues were fixed, the alert level was updated to Red

Video and photos

Photo images of reportedly new Island of Gwadar coast

http://www.samaa.tv/newsdetail.aspx?ID=72136&CID=1 

http://tribune.com.pk/story/608602/earthquake-strikes-pakistan/ 

 http://talkshows.tv.com.pk/2013/09/island-surfaced-gawadar-balochistan-earthquake.html

Volunteers

Volunteers reporting in: Bettie, Chris, Cat, Alice, Cindy, Paras