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Earthquake jolts several cities across Punjab

LAHORE: Several cities across Punjab, including Lahore, were jolted by a mild earthquake on Saturday evening.

Tremors were also felt in Pakpattan, Jaranwala, Nankana Sahib, Sheikhupura, Okara, Kasur, Gujrat, Khanewal, Hafizabad, Chiniot, Multan and other cities of the province.

The intensity of the earthquake was measured at 4.3 on the Richter scale.

Fortunately, no loss of lives was reported in the wake of the quake; however, a number of people were seen vacating their homes and offices in panic.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the epicentre of the quake was located 30 kilometers north of Nankana Sahib, at a depth of 10 kilometers beneath the earth’s surface.


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