Earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

Earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

In Swat and its adjacent regions in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck on Tuesday, as reported by ARY News.

The seismological center indicated a depth of 170 kilometers, with the epicenter located in the border region between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Residents, fearing the quake, came out of their houses reciting Kalma-e-Tayyaba. Fortunately, there have been no reports of loss of life or property damage in any part of Swat so far.

In a similar incident last month, a 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook Gilgit and nearby areas. The National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) confirmed tremors in Gilgit and its surroundings, with no reported loss of life or property damage. The quake's depth was recorded at 45 kilometers, and the epicenter was situated 84 kilometers in the North West.

Additionally, Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, experienced a mild earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richter Scale last month. The National Seismic Monitoring Centre Islamabad reported a depth of 15 kilometers, locating the epicenter near the Quaidabad area of Karachi.

Tremors were felt in various areas, including Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Cattle Colony, different parts of Malir District, Quaidabad, Shah Latif Town, Sherpao Colony, Landhi, Muzaffarabad Colony, Muslimabad Colony, Steel Town, and their surroundings.