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Tuesday January 18, 2022

Earthquake measuring 4.1 magnitude strikes several areas of Karachi

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

By Web Desk
December 08, 2021
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
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.