Karachi: Earthquake tremors were felt in different areas of Karachi, causing fear and panic among people.
According to sources, tremors were felt in various areas of Karachi. The earthquake is said to be of moderate intensity.
According to the earthquake monitoring center’s statement, the epicenter of the earthquake that occurred in Karachi was 10 kilometers west of Malir.
The depth of the earthquake is recorded at 30 kilometers, and on the Richter scale, the intensity of Karachi’s earthquake was felt at 2.9.
The Malir earthquake came over a month after powerful jolts of 5.8 magnitude shook Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and other cities.
According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, the epicentre was located near Tajikistan and Afghanistan’s border.
The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 196 kilometres in the Hindu Kush mountain range.
Residents were reported to have rushed out of their homes in panic following the tremors; however, no damages or casualties have been reported so far.
Other cities include Bannu, DI Khan, Swat, Diamer, Chilas, Nowshera, Mansehra, Lower Dir, Dir Bala, Mianwali, and Malakand.