- Tremors were felt across parts of North India and no casualties have been reported.
- The epicentre was near POk’s Mirpur.
- The quake was 10 kilometres deep and was felt in some parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region.
A powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck northeast Pakistan today, damaging many homes and shops and killing 19 people and injuring over 300.
Tremors were also felt across parts of North India. The epicenter of the earthquake was Indo-Pak border . There the magnitude was recorded to be 6.3 on the Richter scale.
The epicenter of shallow 5.8 magnitude was near Pakistan occupied Kashmiri city of Mirpur, roughly 22 kilometers north of Jhelum. The most damaged areas are between Jhelum and Mirpur. The quake was 10 kilometers deep and was felt in most of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region.The worst hit was Mirpur, and Azad Kashmir.
“The epicenter was near Indo-Pak border, closest city being Rawalpindi in Pakistan’s Punjab province,” said JL Gautam , head of operations at the National Center for Seismology. He further stated that he doesn’t think that any sort of damage has occurred in Delhi but some villages with poor constructions might probably get damaged.
The catastrophe jolted Pakistan as tremors lasted for couple of seconds but were felt across the country, including in major cities of Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore. The tremors shook the walls of Islamabad, leaving people stranded on the streets.
There are reports of damage to roads and buildings from Mirpur and other areas in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Reuters reported that one person was killed and several of them were injured.