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Tremors felt in Karachi

Earthquake shakes parts of Karachi including Clifton area

By Web Desk
June 03, 2024
A Richter scale mearing the intensity of an earthquake. — Reuters/File
A Richter scale mearing the intensity of an earthquake. — Reuters/File

An earthquake of 3.2 magnitude struck parts of Karachi on Monday.

The epicentre of the quake was 15 kilometres northeast of Karachi at a depth of 22km, according to the seismic monitoring centre.

However, no loss of life or property was reported due to the earthquake.

This is the third time in last few weeks that a minor earthquake hit Karachi.

On May 2, a 2.3 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of the metropolis including Gadap Town, Katohar and adjoining areas of Malir district.

The epicentre of the quake was 38 kilometres from the northeast of Malir at a depth of 84km, according to the seismic monitoring centre.

Similarly, a 3.2 magnitude earthquake jolted Karachi's Malir district on on April 24.

Natural disasters such as earthquakes are not uncommon in Pakistan, as the country is situated on the boundary of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Large parts of South Asia are seismically active because a tectonic plate known as the Indian plate is pushing north into the Eurasian plate.

Recent earthquakes underscore the importance of disaster preparedness and mitigation measures.