Massive Earth Quake : The Detailed Report
6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Afghanistan, Tremors Felt in Jammu and Kashmir
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan near the Tajikistan border on March 21, 2023 today, causing tremors that were felt in the nearby region of Jammu and Kashmir.
The earthquake occurred at 16:47:24.5 UTC with an epicenter of 71.03°E 36.52°N and a depth of 184 km, according to initial data sources from GFZ.
“The earthquake also caused mobile service to break down in the valley, but there are currently no reports of any casualties or significant damage. Additional details about the earthquake are expected to be shared soon.”
“Earthquakes are not uncommon in the region, as Afghanistan and neighboring countries are situated in a seismically active zone known as the “Alpide Belt”. In recent years, there have been several earthquakes in the region that have caused significant damage and loss of life.”
“Overall, while the earthquake has caused some disruption, it is fortunate that there have been no reports of any casualties or significant damage at this time
2 dead, 6 injured as 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan
At least two people were killed and six injured as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake, with its epicentre being the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, on Tuesday jolted parts of Pakistan, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Dawn newspaper reported. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake rocked Afghanistan and parts of India as well, including the capital New Delhi, adding that the quake’s epicentre was 40 kilometres south-southeast of the Afghan town of Jurm. As per a report from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster
Management Authority, two people died and six people were injured from incidents of roof, wall and house collapses while eight homes were partially damaged in the province. Swat District Police Officer Shafiullah Gandapur, however, said that two people died in the district while 150 were injured, adding that they were moved to Saidu Teaching Hospital for treatment. Earthquake tremors were felt in Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, South Waziristan and other areas of the country, according to Radio Pakistan, PMD DG Mahr Sahibzad Khan.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered the National Disaster Management Authority and other institutions to be ready to deal with any emergency. A spokesperson for the Ministry of National Health Services said that major government hospitals will remain on high alert in Islamabad, adding that the alert was issued to the hospitals on Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel’s direction, according to Dawn.
The minister also directed the administration of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences and the Federal Government Polyclinic to ensure all necessary arrangements in this regard. An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on Tuesday rocked Afghanistan, and tremors were felt across various cities of Pakistan, according to Geo News. The tremors were felt in various cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, including Islamabad.
According to preliminary information shared by EMSC, an earthquake of magnitude of 6.8 struck 77km southeast of Faizabad in Afghanistan. Strong tremors were also experienced in Peshawar, Kohat, and Swabi. Apart from this, earthquake tremors were felt in Lahore, Quetta, and Rawalpindi. Frightened and anxious, people came out of their houses reciting Kalima Tayyaba. In India also, people across the northern belt, straddling several states, felt strong tremors. (ANI)
Flash Telecommunication breakdown in many areas of Jammu and Kashmir
Telecommunication service, incoming and outgoing services restored throughout valley after massive earthquake disturb communication, throughout valley.
Estimated magnitude 7.7 earthquake
Affected countries: Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan
90 km from Kalafgan, Afghanistan
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Massive Earthquake Jolts Kashmir Valley, Jammu
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