An earthquake of 6.5 magnitudes shook elements of Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 9 individuals and injuring over 160 others, native media reported. The epicentre of the earthquake was Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush area, whereas its depth was 180 kilometres, based on the Pakistan Meteorological Division.
Earthquake tremors had been felt in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Peshawar, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, and different areas of the nation.
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.
The earthquake killed 9 individuals, together with two ladies, and injured over 160 others in addition to inflicting many buildings to break down, authorities mentioned, based on a Geo Information report.
On the time of the earthquake, a stampede was reported within the markets of Rawalpindi, The Categorical Tribune newspaper reported.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has requested catastrophe administration officers to stay vigilant to deal with any state of affairs, based on 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 line with the worldwide seismological centre, other than Pakistan, tremors had been additionally felt in India, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China and Kyrgyzstan.
Earthquakes are frequent 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 individuals.
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