One killed, several injured as magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Pakistan

31 Jan, 2018 1:00 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Pakistan including Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar on Wednesday.

The epicenter of the quake’s was reported in northeast Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) south of Jarm in the Hindu Kush region, with a depth of 191.2 kilometers (119 miles).

The tumbler which struck several cities of Pakistan including Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sheikhupura, Sargodha, Jhelum, Nankana, Minawali, Chiniot, Abbotabad, Muzaffarabad, Lasbela, Safdarabad, Sharaqpur and Mianwali .country including Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta and Peshwar also created panic in the people.

In Bela town of Lasbela, a minor girl was reported killed and nine injured as the roof of a house collapsed.

In KP, at least 10 people were reported injured.

The temblor was also felt in India, Kashmir and the Afghan capital Kabul. In Srinagar, people were seen rushing out of buildings and offices in Srinagar.


Pakistan is located in one of the most earthquake prone areas with high vulnerability to earthquakes.

Geographically, the country lies in the collision zone of the India tectonic plate to the south and the Eurasian plate to the north.

 




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