Strong Earthquake Tremors in Pakistan

In Punjab, NWFP and Federal Capital, at sharp 1:53 AM on 23 Oct 2009, strong tremors of earthquake have been felt. Reports of strong jolts of earthquake have been received from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Peshawar and other areas. According to the Meteorological department of Pakistan, the Richter scale readings of earthquake were 6.5. There have been no reports of damage as yet.

Update: Aftershocks have been forecasted within the next 24 hours.

Update: Reports from Balochistan are coming in. The intensity was 6.4 on Richter scale in Balochistan.

Update: 2 deaths reported till now (one due to heart attack).


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