A high-intensity earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter Scale jolted Tajikistan in central Asia at 10:02 pm late Friday night with tremors felt across Pakistan and India.
Tajikistan’s Murghab city reportedly was the epicentre of the earthquake and according to the Seismological Centre, the depth of the earthquake was measured at 80km into the ground.
An earthquake originated on 12-02-2021 at 22:02 PST— Pak Met Department (@pmdgov) February 12, 2021
Magnitude : 6.4
Depth: 80 Km
Lat: 38.12 N
Long: 73.31 E
Epicenter : Tajikistan
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According to reports, tremors were felt in Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Mardan, North Waziristan, Swat, Multan, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore, Killa Abdullah, Pishin, Toba Achakzai, Shangla, Buner, Malakand, Dir, and Chitral.
In the adjacent areas of Muzaffarabad, the intensity of the tremors was intense, including Neelum, Jehlum, Bagh, Poonch, Mirpur, and other areas.
Police and rescue officials said that two people were injured so far in Bagh, however, no life losses were reported.