3.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Karachi

Published August 21, 2021
The tremors spread panic among locals, however, no casualties or damage were reported from the quake.
 — AFP/File
The tremors spread panic among locals, however, no casualties or damage were reported from the quake. — AFP/File

A moderate earthquake of magnitude 3.1 struck Karachi — the provincial capital of Sindh — on Saturday morning, according to the Pakistan’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre.

The centre said the earthquake, felt at 11:39am in various parts of the metropolis, originated 76 kilometres northeast of Karachi and had a depth of 15km.

The statement added the quake had a longitude of 67.57 east and latitude of 25.27 north.

The tremors spread panic among locals, however, no casualties or damage was reported.

Some Karachiites shared their experience of the tremors on Twitter.

In June this year, an earthquake of magnitude 4.4 had struck Islamabad and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. No casualties or damage to property were reported.

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