KARACHI : A 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit south Pakistan early on Friday, seismologists said. The quake struck at 00:28 am local time at the relatively shallow depth of five kilometres, 32 kilometres west of Warah in Sindh , the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. In an initial assessment, the USGS said there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage. Pakistan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on October 8, 2005, that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Azad Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.