Earthquake: Earthquake tremors in Afghanistan, 11 killed in Pakistan, more than 100 injured; Earth trembled in China too

Posted on 22nd Mar 2023 10:53 am by rohit kumar

Strong tremors of earthquakes were felt in Afghanistan. Along with this, the earth kept shaking for a long time in many countries including Pakistan, and China. In Pakistan, strong tremors were felt in various cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan including Islamabad. There are reports of 11 deaths and injuries to 100 others due to the earthquake.


According to media reports, the report of the Disaster Management Authority of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that at least two people were killed and six people were injured in incidents of roof, wall, and house collapse in the province. Eight houses have been damaged here due to the earthquake. The epicenter of the earthquake was the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Its depth was 180 kilometers.


At the same time, Swat District Police Officer Shafiullah Gandapur told the media that nine people have died in the district, while more than 100 people have been injured. He said that the injured have been admitted to the hospital for treatment. The roof of a house collapsed due to the tremors in Swabi in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Five members of a family were injured in this.



Meanwhile, the Bahrain-Kalam road was blocked due to landslides caused by the earthquake. Footage aired on TV channels showed panic-stricken people taking to the streets. At the same time, at the time of the earthquake, a stampede-like situation had developed in the markets of Rawalpindi.


Strongest tremors felt in Afghanistan

According to preliminary information, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred 77 km southeast of Fayzabad in Afghanistan. Tremors were also felt in Peshawar, Kohat, and Swabi of Pakistan. Apart from this, earthquake tremors were also felt in Lahore, Quetta, and Rawalpindi. Panicked people came out of their houses. According to local media, tremors were also felt in Gujranwala, Gujarat, Sialkot, Kot Momin, Madh Ranjha, Chakwal, Kohat, and Gilgit-Baltistan areas of Pakistan. In India too, the people of the northern region spread over many states felt the strong tremors of the earthquake.


Earth trembled in India too

A strong earthquake was felt in Delhi-NCR at 10.19 pm on Tuesday. Its intensity was measured at 6.6 on the Richter scale. According to the National Center for Seismology, the epicenter of the earthquake was Fayzabad in Afghanistan. The tremors were so strong that people came out of their homes in panic. Earthquake tremors were also felt in Uttarakhand, Punjab including Delhi. There was chaos everywhere. Earthquake tremors were felt two to three times. However, there is no report of any damage due to the earthquake.


condition of Pakistan

The Meteorological Department of Pakistan said that there was an atmosphere of panic in the country after the earthquake. People were forced to run away from their homes. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the earthquake was the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, while its depth was 180 km. Tremors were felt in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Jhelum, Sheikhupura, Swat, Nowshera, Multan, Swat, Shangla, and other places. There is no information about loss of life or property so far. However, earthquakes are common in Pakistan. The deadliest earthquake occurred here in 2005, killing more than 74,000 people.


Tremors felt in these countries








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