Monday, January 24, 2022

Pakistan issues high Alert for strong Earthquake and Damaging Tsunami Warning.

Gwader and its environs were rattled by an earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale Tuesday night, triggering fears of a tsunami along the coasts of Balochistan and Sindh.

The earthquake struck Gwader at 2:22 a.m., according to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre. The earthquake’s epicentre was 50 kilometres away from Gwadar in the Arabian Sea, at a depth of 20 kilometres. So yet, no casualties or property damage have been reported.

Director-General Muhammad Riaz of the Pakistan Meteorological Organization (PMD) emphasised the importance of precautionary measures, saying that his department had provided numerous warnings about a big earthquake in the Makran Subduction Zone. Any significant earthquake in the vicinity, he continued, may cause a tsunami.

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