4.3-magnitude earthquake jolts Punjab

Updated September 01, 2018


Lahore, as well as other parts of Punjab, were rocked by a 4.3-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, DawnNewsTV reported.

Tremors were felt in various parts of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sheikhupura, Jaranwala, Gujranwala, Nankana Sahib, Kasur, Multan, Khanewal and Chiniot.

Panic arose among citizens due to the jolts, prompting them to quickly vacate their homes and offices and stand under the open skies to wait out the episode.

According to the Regional Seismic Monitoring Centre, Lahore the earthquake was recorded at 4.3 on the Richter scale. The epicentre was 30 kilometres to the South of Nankana Sahib at a depth of 10 kilometres.

In May this year, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Afghanistan and various parts of Pakistan, sending people racing out of buildings in the two capitals and injuring at least 13 people and damaging dozens of homes in both countries.

Earlier in January, a minor girl was killed and at least 15 others injured as a 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted various parts of the country.