Earthquake: 20 killed in Pakistan, tremors felt in different parts of the world

Earthquake: 20 killed in Pakistan, tremors felt in different parts of the world

Earthquake tremors are felt in various parts of the world today. From the USA, Japan, Pakistan to Argentina, almost every part of the world was shaken by the earthquake tremors. 

At least 20 people were killed and over 300 others wounded after a strong 5.9 magnitude tremor jolted a remote part of Pakistan’s Balochistan province early on Thursday, October 7, 2021, deflating numerous apartments.

The earthquake was felt in different parts of the world in the past 24 hours.

 

Earthquake in different parts of the world.

Pakistan

About 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the remote parts of Harnai, about 100km from Quetta in Pakistan, at around three in the morning when people were sleeping. The tremor took place at about 20kms or 12 miles below the earth.

Hong Kong

About 5.4 magnitudes of the earthquake were registered on the Richter scale 75km Northeast of Hihifo in Tonga, at 15:54:20 GMT on Wednesday. The epicenter was with a depth of 35.0 km.

Japan

Eleven people reported feeling sudden shakes in Kushima, Japan, at around 8:12 am. The Richter scale recorded a 5.4-magnitude offshore earthquake in 33km from Kushima on October 6, 2021. 

Argentina

During the past 24 hours, Argentina was shaken by quake of magnitude 5.0 in Northeast of El Galpon recorded by Departamento de Anta, 31 km west of Joaquin V. Gonzalez, Departamento de Metan, Salta, Argentina, on Oct 6, 2021, at 8:38 pm (GMT -3).

Safety tips to save yourself from earthquake BY National Centre of Seismology, India

However, many safety measures can be followed to prevent you from any injuries during an earthquake

• Keep yourself calm and reassure others too.

• If you are present at an event, then the safest place is an open space, away from buildings.

• If you are indoors, stay under a desk, table, bed, or doorways and against inside walls and staircase. Stay away from glass doors, glass panes, windows, or outside doors.

• If you are outside, move away from buildings, utility wires.

• Once you reach the open area, stay there till the tremors stop.

• Stay in the moving vehicle if you are traveling.

• Free all your pets and domestic animals and leave them to run.

 

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