Pakistan’s capital Islamabad was shaken by the strong tremors of the earthquake. According to local time, the tremors of the earthquake were felt at 6.39 pm. Its intensity was 4.5 on the Richter scale. The National Center of Seismology gave information about this earthquake. At the same time, its center was in the southwest, 146 km away from the capital. The tremors of this earthquake were felt in the capital as well as in its surrounding areas. Let us tell you that before this earthquake tremors were felt in Islamabad on Thursday evening. The magnitude of the earthquake was measured at 4.4 on the Richter scale.
Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred today around 06:39:14 IST in 146km WSW of Islamabad, Pakistan
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Tremors were felt in parts of Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday evening, the National Earthquake Monitoring Center said. Its intensity was 4.4 on the Richter scale. It is worth noting that earlier this year also, an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude was recorded in parts of Islamabad, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Hokkaido, Japan
An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck Japan’s Hokkaido Prefecture. The officials gave this information. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the quake occurred at 8.08 pm. On Sunday night, its center was at latitude 43.5 degrees north and longitude 142.7 degrees east, and a depth of 30 km, Xinhua news agency reported. On the Japanese earthquake intensity scale, parts of Hokkaido Prefecture recorded an earthquake of 3, peaking at 7. So far no tsunami warning has been issued and there is no report of damage.
Low intensity earthquake hits Delhi
A low-intensity earthquake of magnitude 2.1 struck West Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area on Sunday. National Center for Seismology gave this information. The earthquake hit the area at 12.02 pm. However, there were no reports of immediate casualties or damage to property.
According to the National Center for Seismology, the epicenter of the earthquake was at 28.67 degrees north latitude and 77.14 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 7 km.
Delhi falls under the fourth of the five seismic zones. It is rare that Delhi has been the epicenter of an earthquake. However, earthquakes are felt in the city when earthquakes occur up to the border of Central Asia or the Himalayas, which are a high seismic zone.
In February this year too, strong tremors were felt in Delhi and adjoining areas for several seconds after a powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Tajikistan, about 1,200 km from the national capital.