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

Strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines

MANILA: A strong earthquake struck near the Philippine city of Davao on Sunday, killing a child, damaging buildings and causing several injuries. The magnitude 6.8 quake was centered 61 km southwest of Davao on the island of Mindanao, at a

4.2-magnitude earthquake jolts Swat and adjoining areas

SWAT: A 4.2 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Swat and other cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday morning. The quake struck at the depth of 31 kilometers with its epicenter lying in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan. The

4.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Mingora in KP

SWAT: A 4.5 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Mingora of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the intensity of the earthquake was recorded 4.5 on Richter Scale, while its depth was 40 kilometers inside

Earthquake of 4.4 magnitude jolts areas of KP

PESHAWAR: A 4.4 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Swat and Malakand of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday morning. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the intensity of the earthquake was recorded 4.4 and the epicentre was located in the

Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude jolts northern Pakistan

Islamabad: An earthquake jolted parts of northern Pakistan measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale on Thursday. The tremors were felt in Islamabad, Malakand, Abbottabad, Malakand, Shangla, Swat, Chitral, Dir Bala, lower Dir, and adjoining areas. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department

Iran 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 5 and injures 300

TEHRAN: The 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted northwestern Iran killing five people and injuring 120, during the wee hours of Friday. The Iranian Seismological Center said that the 5.9-magnitude quake struck about 120 kilometers southeast of the city of Tabriz, in East Azerbaijan

3.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Sibbi in Balochistan

SIBBI:  An earthquake of a magnitude of 3.7 on the Richter scale jolted different parts of Balochistan on Tuesday Morning. The tremors spread panic amongst locals, although no loss of life and property was reported from any area. According to

6.6-magnitude earthquake jolts south Philippines

MANILA: An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 on the Richter Scale jolted the southern Philippines on Tuesday. The authorities said that the earthquake rattled buildings, sending terrified locals escaping into the streets. Also read: Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude jolts northern Pakistan

Earthquake of 2.9 magnitude jolts areas of AJK

MIRPUR: An earthquake of magnitude 2.9 on Richter Scale jolted district areas in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), an earthquake of magnitude 2.9 on the Richter Scale jolted AJK’s Mirpur. Also read:

3.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Loralai in Balochistan

A 3.7-magnitude earthquake was felt in the Loralai area of Balochistan, today on Monday. Also Read: Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude jolts northern Pakistan Sources said that residents of the area left their houses and work places as soon as tremors

Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude jolts northern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: An earthquake jolted parts of northern Pakistan measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale on Monday morning. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), a strong earthquake of 5.8-magnitude jolted Islamabad, Rawalpindi and several cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the

PM pays homage to earthquake victims on National Resilience Day

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has paid homage to the victims of the earthquake 2005 on the National Resilience Day. The prime minister said that the government would continue to take all possible measures for a disaster-resilient Pakistan through more effective

Nation marks 14th anniversary of 2005 earthquake

MUZAFFARABAD: Nation observes the 14th anniversary of victims of deadly earthquake of 8th October 2005 including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K). Prime Minister Imran Khan also paid homage to the victims of earthquake victims of 2005. Prime Minister said in

Earthquake tremors hit Azad Kashmir

MIRPUR: At least one person was reported dead and two injured after a house collapsed in Mirpur after earthquake tremors hit the city and adjoining areas on Sunday. Azad Kashmir’s Bhimbhar and Mirpur jolted by earthquake aftershock. A two-story building

PM meets earthquake-affectees in AJK

MIRPUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday visited hospitals of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) where he was briefed about the relief activities in the earthquake-hit areas. AJK Premier Raja Farooq Haider briefed the prime minister on the losses as

PM directs NDMA chairman to provide all assistance to earthquake victims

ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lieutenant-General Muhammad Afzal briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan through telephonic contact in New York and apprised him on the latest situation in the wake of Mirpur earthquake and its aftershocks. The prime minister