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Monday 5th December 2022 / 11 Jamadilawal 1444

Earthquake tremors felt in Karachi

KARACHI: Earthquake tremors were felt in the provincial capital late Wednesday night.

The tremors were felt in the city’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Makir Cantt, Scheme 33, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Gadap and II Chundrigar areas. People came out of their houses by reciting Kalma-e-Tayyaba. No loss was reported as per initial reports.

Earlier, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck parts of Pakistan. The jolts were felt in Islamabad, parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan provinces as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The epicenter of the quake was Tajikistan while it struck at a depth of 80 kilometres.

Read more: Mild earthquake strikes Mardan, other parts of KP

In 2005, Pakistan witnessed the deadliest earthquake in its history as 80,000 people lost their lives in Azad Kashmir and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The quake destroyed thousands of homes and buildings.

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