3.9 earthquake jolts AJK’s lake city of Mirpur, adjoining areas

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Altaf Hamid Rao;

MIRPUR, (Parliament Times): The Mangla-lake city of Mirpur, Azad Jammu Kashmir and adjoining areas experienced earthquake of mild intensity at the wee hours on Monday. Our Special Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao reports from Mirpur that the area was shaken following the catastrophe measuring 3.9 at the Richter Scale at 01.05 a.m on Monday.

Epicenter of the earthquake was in 10 kilometer in depth and 30 Km West of Chakwal, Pakistan. No loss of life or property has been reported from any part of the quake-hit Mirpur and adjoining areas. Aftershocks of mild intensity are being frequently experienced with pause since the Sept. 24 last year devastating earthquake stroke Mirpur City and its adjoining areas of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

It may be added that the authorities had confirmed a total of 40 persons died and 800 others sustained injuries in two major phases of the earthquake of moderate intensity measuring 5.8 at Richter Scale in Mirpur and adjoining Bhimbher districts on September 24, and 26, 2019.

On Monday – Mirpur city was shaken by the earthquake of mild intensity that lasted for about a couple of seconds. People, asleep, woke up hurriedly following the shock and rushed out of houses to open spaces to save lives. The frequent and intermittent aftershocks have spread more panic in the area.

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