Earthquake jolts several Balochistan cities

By: News Desk      Published: 11:51 AM, 25 Dec, 2021
Earthquake jolts several Balochistan cities
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A powerful earthquake jolted several Balochistan cities including Quetta and its surrounding areas Saturday noon, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The tremors were also felt in Ziarat, Pishin, Khanozai and Bostan. The intensity of the earthquake was recorded at 4.8 on Rishter scale.

There were no further readings of the earthquake available immediately but the quake struck the Balochistan cities after a number of quakes rattled cities in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the recent past.

Only a day ago, an earthquake jolted a number of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cites including Malakand and Swat. This was the second earthquake in as many days to have jolted the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. On Thursday, earthquake tremors had been felt in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Friday’s earthquake was measured at 4.2 on the Richter scale with its epicenter in Hindukush mountainous region in Afghanistan. Its underground depth was recorded at 226 kms. 

Thursday’s tremors were felt in and around several areas of the Khyber District. According to the US Geological Survey, the intensity of the earthquake was 4.5 magnitude on the Richter scale,

Earlier on December 7, tremors were felt in and around Swat. The quake was measured 4.4 on the Richter scale.

Reporter Rizwan Saeed