Earthquake tremors shake parts of Karachi; no damage reported

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

21st Aug, 2021. 02:32 pm
Karachi earthquake

Moderate earthquake tremors shook different parts of Karachi on Saturday morning; however, no damage has been reported so far.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), a magnitude 3.1 earthquake was recorded on the Richter scale in Karachi today.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 72 kilometers northeast of Karachi and the depth was 15 kilometers. Its latitude was recorded 25.27N while the longitude 67.57E, said the met office.

The tremors were felt at 11:39 am in the metropolis.

Earlier, a 5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Islamabad, Peshawar and its surrounding areas here on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the details, the earthquake struck parts of the KP province, the federal capital and surrounding areas. Experiencing the tremours, area residents panicked and came out of their houses.

According to the Seismological Centre (SE), the depth of the earthquake was measured to be 159 kilometres (KM), while the bordering area of Hindukush Region Afghanistan was recognized as the epicentre of the earthquake.

Apart from Islamabad, Peshawar, tremors were also felt in Balakot, Khyber, Mansehra and other areas.

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