Muscat: A 6.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Pakistan does not pose any tsunami threat to Oman, the meteorology department has announced.
The epicentre of the quake, in the early hours of Wednesday, was around 90 km (55 miles) south of the town of Turbat, just off the coast at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the seabed.
“There is no risk of tsunami danger,” the Oman meteorology department tweeted on its official twitter handle.
An official from Oman’s earthquake centre in Sultan Qaboos University said that epicentre is some 400km from the Oman coast.
“We have not received any reports from residents in Oman about aftershocks. The chances of aftershocks hitting Oman is feeble because the epicentre is too far from Oman,” the official added.