AJK shaken by 4.3 magnitude earthquake on 2nd successive day | Pakistan Today

AJK shaken by 4.3 magnitude earthquake on 2nd successive day

MIRPUR: Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s 9AJK) lake-city of Mirpur jolted following earthquake of the same 4.3 magnitude experienced the second successive day at 01.42 am (midnight) on Wednesday, local authorities confirmed.

The area was shaken following the catastrophe that lasted for about three to four seconds.

The catastrophe emerging from 10 km deep underground with epicentre at 18km west of Jhelum and 82 km south-east of Rawalpindi created panic in different parts of Mirpur city and the district where the tremors last for about three to four seconds without any pause.

No loss of life or property was immediately reported from any part of the Mirpur and adjoining areas following the calamity.

Earlier earthquake measuring the same 4.3 magnitude at the Richter Scale had hit Mirpur city and adjoin areas at 12.27 am on Tuesday.

People rushed out of houses to open spaces in panic. The frequent wave of the earthquakes in Mirpur city containing the country’s largest reservoir – Mangla Dam, has spread severe panic among local population who have demanded conducting seismic survey in entire Mirpur city and district to ascertain the real cause of the repeated earthquakes in the area.