Two mild earthquakes were reported in the early hours of Sunday in Iran and Pakistan. No reports of damage were immediately available.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 struck Pakistan at 2:16 am IST. The geographic coordinates shared by India's National Centre of Seismology (NCS) put the location of earthquake at inside Balochistan province in Pakistan.
Further, the NCS said in a tweet that earthquake struck at a depth of 8 kms at a place 516 kms west of Rajasthan's Bikaner. The coordinates given were Lat: 28.40 and Long: 68.06, which Google Maps shows to be in Pakistan's Balochistan.
Earthquake of Magnitude:4.2, Occurred on 26-03-2023, 02:16:37 IST, Lat: 28.40 & Long: 68.06, Depth: 8 Km ,Location: 516km W of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/X8RL8NbzD6@Dr_Mishra1966 @Ravi_MoES @ndmaindia @Indiametdept pic.twitter.com/NEB8MLUnal— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) March 25, 2023
Separately, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported that an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 struck close to Dehlorān area in Western Iran that touches Iraq.
The USGS said on its website that the 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck 39 km ESE of Dehlorān at 00:43:32 am IST. The geographic coordinates given were 32.615°N and 47.679°E. The USGS further said that the earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kms.
These two earthquakes come days after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan, the tremors of which were also felt across Pakistan and northern India.