Earthquake jolts Pakistanis out of their beds in many cities
December 12, 2021 09:36 AM
An early morning earthquake jolted many Pakistanis from their beds on Sunday as a number of cities were shaken by the tremor, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The 3.3-strong earthquake was felt in several cities including Hyderabad, Kotri, Lower Dir, Chitral, Swat, Shangla and other areas.
The National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad said that the epicentre of the quake was recorded 70 kilometres west of Hyderabad and its depth was recorded at 30 kms into the ground.
In Shangla and Khalwari area of Lower Dir, the early morning earthquake spread panic and fear when people were jolted out of their beds and rushed outside.
On Wednesday last, earthquake tremors were also felt in several areas of Karachi. Tremors were felt in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Malir Cantt, Scheme 33, and II Chundrigarh Road, among other areas.
Tremors were also felt in Gulshan-e-Hadeed and Gadap. The intensity of the earthquake was 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale and was measured at a depth of 15km.
Reporter Ali Hamza