Pakistan faced a heavy jolt from the earthquake in the Islamabad region today. The source of the tremor was Tajikistan. Delhi, India also reports massive jolts in the vicinity.
An earthquake hit several parts of the country, including Islamabad, Lahore, and Rawalpindi on Sunday. The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 6.3 on the Richter scale and the epicenter was Tajikistan. National Seismic Monitoring Centre said the earthquake had a longitude of 69.65 East and a latitude of 38.65 North.
There were no reports of any damage from the tremors that were also felt in other cities of the country. Residents of different cities also took to Twitter to report the earthquake. It was reported that several neighboring countries including Iran, India, and other regions also witnessed severe tremors.
This is an alarming situation for the country. On the one hand country is facing major economic crises. Meanwhile on the other hand country is facing massive global warming and climate change. Authorities should consider solving this as soon as possible until it’s too late.
Social media showed houses shaking and light fittings swaying as the quake struck. Stunned residents later gathered in the streets. This comes just days after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit parts of the country on January 5. This is for the third time that an earthquake hit the South Asian country in Jan 2023 as a 5.1 magnitude quake jolted southwestern Balochistan in the wee hours of Jan 19. Tremors were felt in Harnai, Loralai, and other nearby areas.
On Jan 13, an earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale jolted Swat and its adjoining areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa In October 2021, an earthquake of magnitude 5.7 hit Balochistan in the early hours of Thursday, killing 20 people, most of them women and children, and injuring about 300, at a time when many victims were asleep.