Earthquake in Pakistan Today Two dead, 15 injured
Earthquake tremors were felt in various parts of Pakistan.
According to initial reports, tremors were felt in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta. Tremors were also felt in Khyber Agency and Bajaur Agency as well people came out of their houses and there was an environment of fear.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) the earthquake’s epicenter was the Hindu Kush region, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale. In Pakistan, the quake measured 4.9.
The earthquake struck 167 miles northeast of Kabul in the Hindu Kush Mountains, at a deep 180 km, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has stated due to minor jolts felt across the country, no serious losses are expected.
In Quetta, many buildings were reported to have cracks in their foundations. A minor girl, aged 1.5 months, died when the wall of a house fell in Baluchistan’s Lasbela district. Sameena, daughter of Ali Akbar, was killed, while many others were injured over there.
In Swat Valley, a visitor in a local hotel passed away due to a heart attack as a result of jolts in the building during the earthquake.
In Nok Kundi, Baluchistan, the wall of a school fell which may have left school children injured.
Two school children have reportedly been injured in Landi Arbab in Peshawar after the tremors caused panic further in Lahore and other areas were safe no loos was reported