5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 4:22:33 by

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake was felt in most parts of Pakistan and neighbouring countries on Tuesday, the metrological department said.


The earthquake was felt in parts of Pakistan, India, UAE and the epicenter is reported to be Iran. The magnitude of the earthquake in Iran was reported to be 8.0 in Iran.


The tremors were felt in Quetta, Karachi, Multan, Lahore, Hyderabad, Badin, Islamabad , Rawalpindi, Peshawar and other areas.


There were no immediate reports of damage ashore.


Panic gripped the affected areas with people seen rushing for safety and reciting verses from the Holy Quran.

A large number of people in Karachi run out of buildings as the tremours felt in the city. Windows of several buildings were also smashed.



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