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Another earthquake rocks shattered southwest Pakistan

A Pakistani earthquake survivor drinks water at his collapsed mud house in the Dhall Bedi Peerander area of the earthquake-devastated district of Awaran on September 27, 2013.
Banaras Khan | AFP | Getty Images

Officials say a major earthquake of 6.8 magnitude or larger has hit southwest Pakistan, less than a week after a massive temblor in the same region killed at least 359 people.

The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that a 6.8 magnitude quake was felt on Saturday in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province.

Pakistan's Meteorological Department measured the earthquake at 7.2 magnitude and its epicenter was located about 150 kilometers 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.