Periodic earthquake aftershocks retaining residents of Gilgit on edge

GILGIT: Periodic earthquake aftershocks are being felt since December 30 within the area retaining the residents in fixed worry and anxiousness, ARY Information reported on Friday.

A strong 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck Pakistan’s Skardu and Gilgit-Baltistan on the morning of December 30.

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Tremors have been felt throughout the northern area with a depth of 15 kilometres and had an epicentre 58km east of Chilas, in accordance with the centre.

The earthquake had triggered landslides within the area at numerous factors which blocked strategic Karakoram Freeway and different roads. The freeway had remained blocked close to Murtazaabad, Nilt Nagar and Sost after landslides hit it, the police division of the area had stated.

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Gilgit-Skardu highway was additionally blocked close to Kachura, Astak and Shingus-Bulachi after heavy landslides, attributable to earthquake.

Tremors have been additionally felt in Swat, Higher Dir, Muzaffarabad, Neelum Valley, and different areas.

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