Earthquake in Pakistan-Kashmir border, 50 injured in Pakistan, mild tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

According to the Indian Meteorogical Department, an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richeter scale stuck on the India-Pakistan border near Kashmir at 4.31 p.m

Earthquake in Pakistan-Kashmir border, 50 injured in Pakistan, mild tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

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According to the Indian Meteorological Department, an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale stuck on the India-Pakistan border near Kashmir at 4.31 p.m.

Pakistan Meteorological Department's earthquake centre said the quake measured 5.8 on the Richter scale. Its depth was at 10 kilometres.

The quake was powerful and created panic as people ran out of buildings in Pakistan, eyewitnesses said.

Mild tremors were felt in Delhi and NCR region on Tuesday afternoon after an earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude on the Richter scale along the India-Pakistan border near Kashmir. The tremors that lasted for few seconds was felt across Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Kashmir and in Uttarkhand. As of now, there was no information of any loss of life or damage to property due to the earthquake.

Nearly 50 people, including women and children, were injured on Tuesday in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir after a strong quake jolted several cities in the northern parts of Pakistan including capital Islamabad.

Pakistan Meteorological Department's earthquake centre said the 5.8-magnitude earthquake was located near the mountainous city of Jehlum in Punjab province. Its depth was at 10 kilometres. However, Minister for Science Fawad Chaudhry said that the intensity of the quake was 7.1.

The quake was powerful and created panic as people ran out of building, eyewitnesses said.

Around 50 people, including women and children, were injured and shifted to a hospital in Mirpur in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir after a building collapsed following the earthquake, according to Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority. Parts of a mosque also collapsed in the area.

Dunya TV reported that 50 people, including women and children, were shifted to a hospital in Mirpur in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir after a building collapsed following the earthquake.

Several cities including Skardu, Kohat, Charsadda, Kasur, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Chitral, Malakand, Multan, Shangla, Okara, Nowshera, Attock and Jhang felt the tremor.

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Published: 24 Sep 2019, 5:51 PM