Earthquake today: 4.3 magnitude quake hits Pakistan

  • The medium-intensity Earthquake was measured as 4.3 magnitude on the Richter Scale and as per the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the depth of the Earthquake was 10 kilometers

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Updated24 Jan 2024
The geographical location of the Earthquake shared by National Centre for Seismology
The geographical location of the Earthquake shared by National Centre for Seismology

An Earthquake hit Pakistan on Wednesday and tremors were felt across various provinces of the country at around 4:04 PM. The medium-intensity Earthquake was measured as 4.3 magnitude on the Richter Scale and as per the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the depth of the Earthquake was 10 kilometers.

Earthquake of Magnitude:4.3, Occurred on 24-01-2024, 16:16:41 IST, Lat: 36.39 & Long: 71.78, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: Pakistan,” the National Center for Seismology said in a post on X.

The Pakistan government has not reported any damage to property or life in the Earthquake so far. As per reports, the impact of the Earthquake was limited on the surface, and only dated structures collapsed due to tremors.

5.8 magnitude hit Pakistan

This is the second medium-intensity Earthquake in Pakistan within a span of two months as in December, the authorities reported a 5.8 magnitude quake in the country. As National Center for Seismology (NCS) said that the epicenter of the quake was in the Jammu and Kashmir region of India and the Earthquake had a depth of 133 km.

Pakistan is often subject to seismic activity owing to its geographical placement in an area prone to earthquakes. Earlier this year, the nation was rattled by a tremor measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale. The most catastrophic earthquake occurred in 2005, claiming the lives of over 74,000 individuals.

The National Center for Seismology (NCS) is the nodal agency of the Government of India for monitoring earthquake activities around the country. NCS maintains a National Seismological Network of 155 stations each having state of the art equipment and spreading all across the country. It monitors earthquake activity all across the country through its 24x7.

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