Earthquake in Pakistan today

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The magnitude 6 earthquake that struck Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir this Thursday jolted several cities in the provinces. 

At around 2:20pm, 213 kilometres of depth were recorded in the depth of the Earth during this afternoon’s tremors.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department reports that the epicenter of the earthquake in Afghanistan is located in the Hindu Kush region in the western part of the country.

In addition to Punjab’s Sargodha, Khushab and its surrounding places, Mandi Bahauddin, Bhakkar, and Nowshera were also rocked by the earthquake.

Besides Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Mianwali, Mansehra, Battagram, Kohistan, Dera Ismail Khan, Hangu, Diamir, Parachinar, Bannu, and others in the KP province, felt the earthquake. As far as KP’s cities are concerned, these include Peshawar, Kohat, Shabqadar, Abbottabad, Lower Dir, Mianwali, Mansehra, Battagram, Kohist

Saeed Ur Rehman, 40, a resident of Lahore, told that he was sitting in the office when the earthquake hit. “We were obliged to leave the building quickly”, he said.

Due to Pakistan’s position on the boundary between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates, the country is prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes, as it is situated on the boundary between these two plates.

Due to the fact that the Indian plate is pushing northwards into the Eurasian plate, large parts of South Asia are seismically active due to the movement of that plate.

There is no doubt that earthquakes have highlighted the importance of disaster preparedness and mitigation measures in recent years.

That news provided by timenews.

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