Earthquake hits Pakistan and sends terrified people into the streets
Earthquake hits Pakistan and sends terrified people to the streets just days after tremor killed 38 people in the same area
- People took to the streets after a powerful earthquake in northern Pakistan
- It only struck a few days after another earthquake killed 38 in the same area of Mirpur in Kashmir
- Meteorologists said it was a vibration of 4.4 magnitude and about seven miles deep
A quake sent terrified people into the streets of northeastern Pakistan, days after a powerful earthquake killed 38 people in the same area.
A witness in the city of Mirpur in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir described the ground that shook during the quakes.
Pakistan's best meteorologist, Muhammad Riaz, said that the epicenter of the 4.4 magnitude vibration was twelve miles (12 kilometers) deep.
Pakistani residents look at a collapsed house in an earthquake-stricken area on the outskirts of Mirpur in Kashmir, Pakistan
At least 38 were killed and 700 were injured in a 5.8 earthquake on Tuesday in northeastern Pakistan, destroying infrastructure and roads.
The strong quakes hit 13 miles north of the city of Jhelum along the border between Punjab province and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, according to the US Geological Survey.
The earthquake sent people to the streets of Lahore and Islamabad. With rescue operations expected to continue at night, residents in the worst affected areas described their horror as walls collapsed and houses fell.
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