An earthquake of 3.9 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted Swat and its adjoining areas on October 28. The National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) confirmed that tremors were felt in Swat and the adjoining areas. However, no loss of life or damage to property has been reported from any part of Swat so far. People came out of their houses in fear by reciting Kalma-e-Tayyaba. No loss is reported as per initial reports.
According to NSMC Islamabad, the depth of the quake was recorded at 120 kilometers, and the epicentre was Hindukush mountain range. Last week, a mild earthquake jolted different parts of Karachi on Monday. No loss was reported as per initial reports.
Earthquakes are not uncommon in Pakistan, given its location on the seismically active Ring of Fire. The region experiences periodic seismic activity, but thanks to improved building construction standards and disaster preparedness efforts, the country has become better equipped to handle such events.
A mild earthquake of 3.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale jolted different areas of Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, on Monday night. According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre Islamabad, the depth of the quake was recorded at 15 kilometers and the epicenter was near the Quaidabad area of Karachi.
The areas where tremors were felt include Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Cattle Colony, different areas of Malir District, Quaidabad, Shah Latif Town, Sherpao Colony, Landhi, Muzaffarabad Colony, Muslimabad Colony, Steel Town and their adjoining areas.