Earthquake of 6.3 intensity jolted Islamabad and other parts of Punjab on Sunday evening.
According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC), the earthquake’s epicenter was near Tajikistan. The earthquake’s depth was 150km, and its magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded at 6.3.
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The earthquake was so powerful that its tremors were also felt in Rawalpindi, Murree, and other parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the Rescue department’s Initial reports, There were no reports of any damage from the earthquake. With the tremors, people came out of their houses while reciting Kalma-e-Tayyaba.
According to reports several neighboring countries including Iran, India, and other regions also witnessed severe tremors.
Earlier this month on 19th January earthquake of 5.6 intensity jolted Peshawar, Kohat, and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC), the earthquake’s epicenter was 237km away from Chitral in the west. The earthquake’s depth was 190 km and its magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded at 5.6 Intensity.
The earthquake jolts were also felt in Battagram, Mohmand, Swat, Charsadda, and other areas of KP. It is to be mentioned here that the tremors relatively closer to the surface are likely to bear long-term adverse effects on the buildings.
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