6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of country

By: News Desk      Published: 10:18 PM, 12 Feb, 2021
6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of country
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A 6.4 magnitude earthquake jolted various parts of Pakistan and its neighbouring countries on Friday night. 

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the epicenter of the quake was 35 kilometer west of Murghob, Tajikistan and its depth was 80 kilometres. 

The earthquake tremors were felt in Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lower Dir, Haripur, Muzafarabad, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Multan, Charsada, Charsadda, Rawalpindi and other areas.

People of the areas where the quake was felt rushed out of their homes in panic reciting Quranic verses.

According United State Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.9 with 91.6 kilometre depth. 

Jolts were also felt in Indian capital New Delhi and other parts of the country. 

On Friday, an earthquake of 4 magnitude felt in Balochistan and Southern Punjab. The depth of the quake was 15 kilometre with its epicentre was 43km west of Dera Ghazi Khan. 

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is in contact with all PDMAs and getting updates from across Pakistan. So far no reports of any damage reported. NDMA is taking stock of the situation after earthquake and will keep informed the citizens.