4.1-magnitude earthquake jolts several areas of Karachi


— File photo
— File photo

KARACHI: Earthquake tremors were felt in Karachi — the provincial capital of Sindh — on Wednesday, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

According to Geo News, tremors were felt in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Malir Cantt, Scheme 33, and I.I. Chundrigarh road among others.

Reports reveal that tremors were also felt in areas of Gulshan-e-Hadeed and Gadap.

PMD said that the frequency of the quake was 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, adding that it measured a depth of 15 kilometres. Tremors were felt in the city at 10:16pm, while its epicentre was 15 north of Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Karachi.

The tremors spread panic among locals, as evident from social media posts. However, no casualties have so far been reported.

More to follow.

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