7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan

MOSCOW -- An earthquake measuring 7.8 degrees has hit a mountain region of Pakistan on Tuesday; reports about any damage or casualties are yet to arrive.

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But Russia Today is reporting on its website that a “RED” alert has been issued by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The news outlet said that this means "estimated fatalities of over 1,000 and damages costing over a billion dollars."

According to early reports, tremors from the earthquake whose epicenter was in Balochistan, 69 kilometers from the nearest city of Arawan, were felt across the region and as far as New Delhi.