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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Aftershocks felt in Azad Kashmir; 50 injured

MIRPUR: Two days following the sturdy earthquake in Azad Kashmir and Punjab, aftershocks had been skilled in Jhelum, Mirpur and adjoining areas on Thursday.

As per particulars, the depth of aftershocks was recorded at 4.4-magnitude whereas the depth was 12 kilometers.

The aftershocks have additional broken buildings which left round 5o folks injured to this point.

In accordance with the Nationwide Seismic Monitoring Centre, the aftershocks will proceed to have an effect on the quake-hit space for few extra days.

The loss of life toll from Tuesday’s earthquake has risen to 37, with greater than 500 injured as far as rescue actions are underway in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Minister for State Catastrophe Administration Authority (SDMA) Ahmed Raza Qadri confirmed that 37 folks have died, whereas 579 folks injured on account of the earthquake in AJK.

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He additional knowledgeable that no less than 1619 homes had been fully destroyed, whereas 7100 cattle farms had been broken within the quake.

The reviews from AJK’s Mirpur said that deep cracks emerged on roads close to Jatlan Canal located in Higher Jhelum and a number of other vehicles had been overturned into it.




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CM Buzdar asks PDMA to remain vigilant in case of earthquake aftershocks

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday, whereas directing the Provincial Catastrophe Administration Authority (PDMA) to remain alert to cope with the anticipated aftershocks.

The chief minister directed Jhelum deputy commissioner to succeed in Mirpur metropolis and stay in touch with the district administration for extending most assist to the affectees.

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On the route of CM Usman Buzdar, the Jhelum DC left for Mirpur together with an ambulance and rehabilitation items.

“We’re standing with our brothers of Mirpur earthquake affectees of their hour of trial and wish,” added Usman Buzdar. The Punjab authorities would lengthen all attainable assist and facilitation to the earthquake affectees, he added.

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The CM expressed his heartfelt condolences and sympathies with the bereaved households and in addition prayed for early restoration of the

In a while, Usman Buzdar sought a report about earthquake damages from completely different districts of the province.

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He additionally directed the Provincial Catastrophe Administration Authority (PDMA) Punjab to gather full details about attainable damages and circumstances of presidency in addition to personal buildings.

In the meantime, an emergency has been declared in hospitals of Jhelum within the wake of the anticipated arrival of injured affected on account of Mirpur earthquake and medical doctors and staffs involved have been summoned.



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