5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Pakistan’s Northern Areas

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 12:31:14 by

On Tuesday the capital city of Pakistan was shaken by an earthquake. The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded to be 5.4. Islamabad is considered to be a part of the fault line that goes through Pakistan. This means that the city will always be experiencing tremors every year.

The biggest earthquake which hit the city was back in 2008. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the feet off the ground for the people of Islamabad. There was a lot of destruction and the country showed solidarity in order to help them with the situation.

This time the earthquake did not only hit Islamabad but also several areas in the North. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 10 kilometres depp underground in the North Western Kashmir region. Perhaps this is the reason why Pakistan was not jolted heavily.

The areas where these jolts were felt included the likes of Rawalpindi, Chiniot, Gilgit-Baltistan, Ghazar, Skardu, Batagram, Abbotabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Astore and Muzaffarabad.

Many people rushed out from their homes due to the panic which was caused by the earthquake. However, there were certain people who did not feel the earthquake at all and moved on with their daily routine as normal.

The time of the earthquake was 4:26PM evening. 

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