October 2, 2023

Gilgit-Baltistan hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake

Gilgit-Baltistan hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake

Several areas of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) were shaken by an earthquake of magnitude 5.2, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported on Thursday.

According to GFZ, the quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres (kms) beneath the epicentre near GB around 6:30pm on Wednesday. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones, as they are closer to the surface.

Since now, no casualties have been reported from the tremors.

An earthquake of 5.0 magnitude was felt in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on March 2.

The tremors were felt in Swat, Nowshera, and Swabi districts of KP. No casualties from any of the areas have been reported so far.

The epicentre, as reported by the seismological centre, was Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.

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