6.1 earthquake jolts part of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Tremors were felt in Islamabad, Multan, Bhakkar, Phalia, Peshawar, Malakand, Swat, Mianwali, Pakpattan, and Buner, among other places. This was the third time during the ongoing week that tremors were

Earthquake tremors jolt Kalat

KALAT: An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale jolted Kalat, the main city of Kalat District in Balochistan, on Wednesday night. People came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No loss

Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Balochistan

QUETTA: Earthquake tremors were felt in different cities of Balochistan including Quetta which spread fear and panic. According to details, tremors were felt in Quetta and other areas including Chaghi this morning. Due to fear and panic, many citizens came

At least 12 killed as earthquake hits Afghanistan

HERAT: At least 12 people were killed after an earthquake hit western Afghanistan on Monday, an official said. The victims died when roofs of their residential houses collapsed in Qadis district in the western province of Badghis, district governor Mohammad

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.

4.6 magnitude earthquake hits Swat, adjacent areas

SWAT: An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 struck Swat and adjacent areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The epicenter of the earthquake was reported to be the Hindukash mountainous area. Though it sent a wave of fear among people who came out of

Earthquake hits Harnai, adjoining areas

QUETTA: A moderate earthquake struck Harnai district and adjoining areas of Balochistan on Saturday. According to initial reports, no loss of life or property has been reported yet, neither intensity and epicentre of the quake have been revealed yet. Panicked

National Resilience Day being observed for 2005 earthquake victims

ISLAMABAD: The 16th anniversary of the earthquake on devastating October 8, 2005, that struck Azad Kashmir and several parts of Northern Areas of Pakistan is being observed across the country today. The day started with special prayers in mosques and

President, PM direct coordinated relief efforts in Balochistan earthquake

ISLAMABAD:  Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday condoled over the loss of life and properties due to the earthquake which struck Harnai area of Balochistan. After receiving the initial report on quake-cause losses, the prime

One dead as 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Greek island of Crete

ATHENS: An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck Greece on Monday. The quake had a depth of 2 km (1.24 miles), EMSC said. The tremor sent people fleeing out of homes, schools and public buildings across the island. Damage was reported

New Zealand cancels tsunami evacuation orders after quakes

WELLINGTON: Small tsunami waves triggered by a series of powerful earthquakes hit the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island on Friday. Authorities said thousands of residents who had evacuated to higher ground could now return to their homes. Officials

Minor earthquake strikes in Gwadar

KARACHI: A minor earthquake was reported on Saturday morning in Gwadar city of Balochistan. The earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter Scale occurred 63 km northwest of Gwadar at 9:34 AM on Saturday. No damage or loss of life was

4.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Islamabad, adjoining areas

ISLAMABAD: An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale struck capital Islamabad and adjoining areas on Wednesday, according to the National Centre for Seismology. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Pakistan at 10near Battagram,

4.5 magnitude earthquake tremors jolts Swat

SWAT: A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and adjoining areas today (Thursday). An earthquake has jolted Swat and adjoining areas today. No loss of life or property was reported. According to the seismological center,

5.5 magnitude earthquake tremors jolt Swat

SWAT: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Quetta and adjoining areas today (Saturday). An earthquake has jolted Quetta, Mastung, Qila Abdullah, Pishin, and adjoining areas early morning. No loss of life or property was reported. According

26 dead as powerful earthquake strikes Turkey, Greece

IZMIR: Rescuers dug through heavy blocks of concrete on Saturday in a desperate search for survivors from a powerful earthquake that levelled buildings across Greece and Turkey, killing at least 26 people. The quake struck late Friday afternoon, causing a

National Resilience Day being observed to mark tragic 2005 earthquake

ISLAMABAD: National Resilience Day is being observed on Thursday to mark the 15th anniversary of the tragic earthquake of 2005 that struck the northern parts of Pakistan. The 2005 earthquake claimed thousands of lives besides causing massive damage to infrastructure

Earthquake tremors felt in Islamabad, adjusting areas

ISLAMABAD: Earthquake tremors were felt in Islamabad and adjusting areas on Friday.  According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the magnitude of the quake was 4.5 at the Richter scale, while its depth was recorded as 28 kilometers beneath the

Earthquake tremors felt in various parts of Swat

MINGORA: Earthquake tremors were felt in the Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its suburbs. The epicenter was reported at 5.1 on the Richter scale, with the epicenter at the Hindu Kush mountain range at a depth of 120 km.

Google turning Android smartphones into earthquake detectors

SAN FRANCISCO: Google added an earthquake alert system in California and is working on converting Android-powered smartphones as tremor detectors. Android phones will receive warnings triggered by ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake early-warning system implemented on the West Coast by the US Geological

High-intensity earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

PORT VILA: The 7.0 magnitude quake has struck near coastal Papua New Guinea on Friday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially issued a warning saying hazardous tsunami waves were possible but later said the threat had passed. According to details,

Another earthquake jolts parts of country

ISLAMABAD: Another earthquake of 5.1 in magnitude has jolted parts of the country today. This is the second earthquake within a few hours. According to details, the epicenter of the earthquake was the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border while its depth was 223km.

5.7-magnitude earthquake jolts parts of country

ISLAMABAD: A 5.7 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Punjab on Tuesday. According to details, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake was felt in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and surrounding areas today. Additionally, tremors were also felt in Mardan, Nowshera, Shangla, and Malakand divisions. The

New Zealand PM remains clam as earthquake hits mid-interview

AUCKLAND: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern maintained her composure as she conducted a live television interview as a moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand.  The quake struck just off the coast before 8:00 am local time (2000 Sunday GMT) at a

Illegal constructions risk severe damage in case of earthquake

KARACHI: Amid the ongoing unchecked and illegal constructions in the city, Karachi is at severe risk of massive damage in case of a mild earthquake. Experts and urban planners have warned that the metropolis could face extensive damage and destruction

Powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake rocks Caribbean

HAVANA: A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the sea south of Cuba, triggering warnings of hazardous tsunami waves up to 3 feet high for Cuba, Jamaica, and west to Mexico and Central America. The quake was also jolted the

Erdogan inspects rescue efforts as Turkey quake kills 22

ISTANBUL: The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey reached 22 on Saturday, as rescuers searched for survivors trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. The magnitude 6.8 quake late on Friday shook Elazig province, about 550 km

Death toll from earthquake climbs to 20 in East Turkey

ISTANBUL: The death toll from the Friday earthquake in Turkey’s east has reached 19 people while the number of injured persons has risen to 1,000 on Saturday. According to reports, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Elazig province at 8.55

4.7 magnitude earthquake jolts GB, KP, Azad Kashmir

GILGIT: A powerful 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and other parts of the country including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir on Sunday morning. The National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad recorded the depth of the earthquake at 15 kilometers

Earthquake jolts GB block KKH, other roads

GILGIT-BALTISTAN: Landslides and boulders have blocked different roads in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) including the Karakoram Highway (KKH) Chilas district, acerbic the area with the rest of the country after heavy earthquakes and aftershocks jolted the region. According to sources, the Karakoram