Three children injured after two quakes hit Pakistan
Islamabad, May 28 (PTI) At least three children were injured after two earthquakes struck Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, officials said.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), a powerful 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck several parts of Pakistan around 10.50 am on Sunday, triggering panic and forcing residents to flee their homes.
The epicenter of the earthquake was the border region of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, and it formed at a depth of 223 km, which significantly reduced its catastrophic impact. A second earthquake of magnitude 4.7 was recorded at 5.57 pm.
The epicenter of the second quake was near Jalalabad, Afghanistan and struck at a depth of 15 kilometers, PDM said.
Tremors were also felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and several districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
3 children were injured when the roof of a cattle shed collapsed during the earthquake in Battagram district.
Pakistan experiences frequent earthquakes of varying magnitudes.
A devastating earthquake in Pakistan in 2005 killed more than 74,000 people.