4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Bahawalpur

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According to an Indian earthquake monitor, an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred around 5:06 PM on Friday 84 KM southeast of Bahawalpur Pakistan.

The primary seismic data suggests that no damage should have been caused due to the quake, however, people must have felt the vibration in areas closer to Bahawalpur, which is 84 kilometers away from the epicenter.

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The other populated areas which are likely to have felt the tremors include Yazman and Ahmadpur District.

The report read, “Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mandi located 99 km from the epicenter, Lodhran  100 km away and Kahror Pakka 104 km away.”

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India’s National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported, “The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Bahawalpur, Bahāwalpur District, Punjab, Pakistan, in the afternoon on Friday, September 10th, 2021, at 5:06 pm local time.”

According to Volcano Discovery, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake will be further streamlined as more details come in.

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National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan recorded one small earthquake which originate 44 Km Northeast of Rahimyar Khan with 50 km in depth and 3.9 in magnitude.

There are no reports of casualty or damage regarding this earthquake on the national media yet, which hopefully means people are safe.

Earlier events

According to Indian NCS, Pakistan received another earthquake earlier today of magnitude 4.5, and a depth of 178km, with its origin 198km NNW of Islamabad.

It is worth mentioning that a 3.5-magnitude earthquake shook Balochistan’s Khuzdar on the morning of the 4th of September. At 6 am, tremors were felt in multiple areas of the city.

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the earthquake had its epicenter 150km northwest of Khuzdar and its depth was 10km. So far, no casualties or injuries have been reported.

Similarly, an earthquake of magnitude 3.1 struck Karachi — the provincial capital of Sindh almost three weeks ago, according to Pakistan’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre.

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The center said the earthquake, felt at 11:39 am in various parts of Karachi on the 21st of August, originated 76 kilometers northeast of Karachi and had a depth of 15km. The statement added the quake had a longitude of 67.57 east and a latitude of 25.27 north.

The tremors spread panic among locals, however, no casualties or damage was reported.

4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Bahawalpur

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