The earthquake aftershocks have continued to jolt Muzaffarabad and its adjoining areas, day after largest tremor of 5.8 magnitude hit parts of country.
According to details, the locals living in Neelum Valley, Jhelum and Bagh are feeling aftershocks of the quake. At least 30 persons were killed while more than three hundred sustained injuries as 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Azad Kashmir and other parts of Pakistan on Tuesday (Sep 24).
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers with its epicenter lying 1km southeast of Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Several houses, shops and buildings collapsed in different parts of Azad Kashmir. Rescue teams have rushed to the spot and emergency has been declared at all the hospitals. Meanwhile, mobile service has also been affected in the area. Tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Jhelum, Charsadda, Swat, Khyber, Abbottabad, Bajaur, Nowshera, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar and Kohitan.
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27 September, 2019