4.1-magnitude earthquake jolts several areas of Karachi

Web Desk – December 08, 2021

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

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

Reports reveal that the quake was 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 or damages have so far been reported.

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