6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Islamabad

February 23, 2023        Mary Scott        2493

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Islamabad

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Islamabad at 5:37 AM with 5.20 KM depth near the border with China.  The earthquake was felt across the city and surrounding areas, causing panic among residents.

Damage and Casualties

So far, there have been no reports of major damage or casualties. However, some buildings and structures have suffered minor damage, including cracks in walls and ceilings.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has urged residents to remain calm and follow safety guidelines. The authority is closely monitoring the situation and has dispatched teams to assess the damage and provide assistance.

As per initial reports the tremors were also felt in #Abbottabad and #Malakand areas.

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes are a common occurrence in Pakistan, and it is essential to be prepared in case of an earthquake. Here are some tips to stay safe:

  • Identify safe areas in your home, workplace, or school where you can take cover during an earthquake.
  • Have an emergency kit ready with essentials such as water, food, and first aid supplies.
  • Stay away from windows, and move to an open area if possible.
  • Follow the advice of local authorities and emergency services.

Remember, staying calm and being prepared can help you stay safe during an earthquake.


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