At least three children were injured after two earthquakes rocked Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), a powerful earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale hit several parts of Pakistan at 10.50 am on Sunday, triggering panic.
Islamabad: At least three children were injured after two earthquakes rocked Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday. Pakistani newspaper Dawn gave this information quoting officials. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6 hit several parts of Pakistan at 10.50 am on Sunday, triggering panic and forcing people to come out of their homes.
Epicenter of the earthquake was in the border areas of Afghanistan and Tajikistan
According to the National Seismological Monitoring Center in Islamabad, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the border region of Afghanistan and Tajikistan and it occurred at a depth of 223 km, due to which it did not have a devastating effect. Subsequently, a second earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred at 5.57 pm.
Three children injured
The PDM said the epicenter of the second quake was near Jalalabad in Afghanistan at a depth of 15 km. Three children were injured when the roof of a cattle house collapsed during the earthquake in Battagram district. It is known that earthquakes of varying intensity often occur in Pakistan. The deadliest earthquake to hit Pakistan in 2005 killed over 74,000 people.
Tremors were also felt in India
Earthquake tremors have been felt in many states of the country. These tremors have been felt in Punjab-Haryana and Jammu. The epicenter of the earthquake was the border region of Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Due to the low intensity of the earthquake, there has been no news of loss of life or property in any state. However, people came out of their homes as soon as the tremors were felt in Afghanistan.