Earthquake measuring 4.1 magnitude strikes several areas of Karachi

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December 08, 2021

Tremors felt in the city's Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Malir Cantt, Scheme 33, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Gadap and I.I Chundrigar areas

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Image shows areas affected by the earthquake, measuring 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, in Karachi and surrounding areas on December 8, 2021. — Twitter/pmdgov

KARACHI: A 4.1-magnitude earthquake tremors were felt in the provincial capital late Wednesday night, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reported.

Tremors were felt in the city's Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Malir Cantt, Scheme 33, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Gadap and I.I. Chundrigar areas.

Reports reveal that the quake was also felt in areas of Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Gadap Town, North Nazimabad, Keamari, and Federal B Area, while Dhabeji and Gharo of District Thatta were also affected.

The centre said the earthquake, felt at 10:16pm in various parts of the metropolis, originated 15 kilometres northeast of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Karachi, and had a depth of 15 kilometres.

The statement added the quake had a longitude of 67.29 east and latitude of 25.17 north.

The tremors spread panic among locals, however, so far no casualties or damage was reported.



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