5 Injured As Highly effective 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Pakistan

5 Injured As Powerful 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Pakistan

Robust tremors had been additionally felt in Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot and throughout the Gilgit-Baltistan areas.


 A minimum of 5 folks had been injured when a strong earthquake of 6.8 magnitude jolted elements of Pakistan on Tuesday night time, sparking panic and forcing residents to flee properties, native media studies mentioned.

The epicentre of the earthquake was Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush area, whereas its depth was 180 kilometres, in keeping with the Pakistan Meteorological Division.

There have been no speedy studies of damages or accidents.

In keeping with preliminary studies, tremors had been felt in varied cities, together with Islamabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Lahore and Rawalpindi.

Robust tremors had been additionally felt in Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Kot Momin, Madh Ranjha, Chakwal, Kohat and in Gilgit-Baltistan areas, native media reported.

Tv footage confirmed panic-stricken residents out on the streets.

On the time of the earthquake, a stampede was reported within the markets of Rawalpindi, The Categorical Tribune newspaper reported.

In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, no less than 5 members of a household had been injured after a roof of their home collapsed in Swabi, whereas Bahrain-Kalam Highway was blocked because of landsliding brought on by the earthquake, the report mentioned.

In the meantime, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has requested catastrophe administration officers to stay vigilant to deal with any state of affairs, in keeping with state-run Related Press of Pakistan.

An emergency was declared within the hospitals of the federal capital on the directions of Federal Well being Minister Abdul Qadir Patel, The Categorical Tribune reported.

In keeping with the worldwide seismological centre, aside from Pakistan, tremors had been additionally felt in India, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China and Kyrgyzstan.

Earthquakes are widespread in Pakistan.

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Islamabad in January this 12 months.

The deadliest quake hit the nation in 2005, which killed greater than 74,000 folks.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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