Pakistan Earthquake: Death Toll Rises To 327 After 7.8 Magnitude Quake Hits Baluchistan Province [PHOTOS]

By @lukeydukey l.villapaz@ibtimes.com on

On Tuesday afternoon, an earthquake struck the province of Baluchistan, a southwest province of Pakistan, leaving several buildings collapsed and completely destroyed. As of Wednesday, 8:20 a.m. EDT, the death toll has risen to 327, according to Reuters.

At least 350 people were injured, according to a report by NBC News.

The earthquake was recorded at a magnitude of 7.7-7.8, according to several reports. While the Baluchistan province was hit the hardest by the quake, it was felt as far as the Indian capital of New Delhi, 740 miles east of Baluchistan.

Currently, the Pakistan army has reportedly airlifted soldiers numbering close to 1,000 to assist with rescue and recovery efforts in the Baluchistan region.

An island also rose up from the water off the Gwadar coast, which seismologists claim was formed by a “mud volcano,” a powerful jet of mud sand and water that shot up to the surface from the ocean floor, according to a report by NBC News.

Take a look at the aftermath of the Pakistan earthquake in photos here.

Pakistan Earthquake Rubble Survivors
Survivors of an earthquake walk on rubble of a mud house after it collapsed following the quake in the town of Awaran Reuters
Pakistan Earthquake Awaran
The rubble of a house is seen after it collapsed following the quake in the town of Awaran Reuters
Pakistan Earthquake Survivor
A survivor of an earthquake sits as he takes tea on rubble of a mud house after it collapsed following the quake in the town of Awaran Reuters
Pakistan Earthquake rubble
The rubble of a house is seen after it collapsed following the quake in the town of Awaran Reuters
Pakistan Earthquake Awaran
Survivors collect their belongings near the rubble of a mud house after it collapsed following an earthquake in the town of Awaran Reuters
Pakistan earthquake awaran house collapsed
The rubble of a house is seen after it collapsed following an earthquake in the town of Awaran Reuters
Pakistan Earthquake Mud Island Gwadar
An island that rose from the sea following an earthquake is pictured off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea Reuters
Pakistan Earthquake Gwadar Mud Island 2
People walk on an island that rose from the sea following an earthquake, off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea Reuters
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