Earthquake hits Pakistan and sends terrified people running into the streets just days after tremor killed 38 people in the same area
A tremor sent terrified people running into the streets in northeastern Pakistan today, days after a powerful quake killed 38 people in the same area.
A witness in the city of Mirpur in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir described the ground shaking during the tremors.
Pakistan’s top meteorologist, Muhammad Riaz, said the epicentre of the 4.4-magnitude tremor was seven miles (12 kilometres) deep.
Pakistani residents look at a collapsed house in an earthquake-hit area on the outskirts of Mirpur in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir
At least 38 were killed and 700 were left injured after a 5.8 magnitude quake rattled northeastern Pakistan on Tuesday, destroying infrastructure and roads.
The strong tremors hit 13 miles north of the city of Jhelum along boundary between Punjab province and Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, according to the US Geological Survey.
The quake sent people in Lahore and Islamabad running into the streets. With rescue operations expected to continue overnight, residents in the worst-hit areas described their horror as walls collapsed and houses fell.