4.2 measured earthquake jolts Mirpur, adjoining areas.


MIRPUR (AJK) -- Mirpur and adjoining areas experienced earthquake of mild intensity on Friday afternoon. The area was shaken following the catastrophe measuring 4.2 at the Richet Scale at 03.32 p.m on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was in north-east 12 km away of Mirpur, however no loss of life or property has yet been reported from any part of the quake-hit Mirpur and adjoining areas.

The aftershocks of mild intensity are being frequently experienced with pause for the last 23 days since the Sept. 24 devastating earthquake stroke Mirpur City and its adjoining Areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, causing a great panic among the locals of this city of AJK holding the country's second largest Mangla dam reservoir on its soil.

It may be added that the authorities had confirmed a total 39 of the casualties besides injuring of at least 800 people in two major phases of the earthquake of moderate intensity...

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