Earthquake in Pakistan

A Massive earthquake strikes Pakistan measuring a magnitude of 5.5 and also in its capital on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, there is no loss of life or property so far. The earthquake shook some parts of capital Islamabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in the northeast and some northern parts of Punjab.

“An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck Pakistan at 0804 GMT, 117 km east of the Swat Valley city of Mingora, at a depth of 43.4 km,” the US Geological Survey said.

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The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from Peshawar said that the intensity of the tremor was 5.5 and its epic center was Hindu Kush Mountains.

The MeT Department reported that there is no loss of life and property after the tremors so far reported. The tremors continued for 30 seconds. Pakistan usually faces tremors, but most of them are not destructive. Pakistan is among the most earthquake-prone areas in the world.

However, in the year 2005, a massive earthquake had occurred in which more than 80,000 people have died and have a huge loss of property. Earlier this month on 5th September, 57 students were injured in the stampede after the minor earthquake struck Pakistan.

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The students who are injured are from the mountainous region on Allai Tehsil of Battagram district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The earthquake occurred on that day at a depth of 37 kilometers and hit the areas of Shangla, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram and Muzaffarabad.

Following the today’s tremor, a high alert has been issued in several regions of Punjab. The tremors were also felt in the central areas like Lahore and Sheikupura and even several other places in Pakistan.