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Another earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hit Gligit-Baltistan , other areas

The residents quickly came out of their homes soon as they felt tremors in their areas.



Another earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hit Gligit-Baltistan , other areas
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Gilgit: An earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude hit different parts of Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday.

It was another earthquake just two days after a 4.5 magnitude quake rattled the region.

The latest reports suggested that that a 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook several areas of Gilgit, prompting residents to quickly evacuate their homes in search of safety.

The quake's epicenter was located 45 kilometers southeast of the city, with a depth of 25 kilometers, as reported by the earthquake monitoring center.

Earlier, on February 19, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit various parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, particularly the Ghizer district, creating tremors across the region. The epicenter of this quake was reported to be along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, with a depth of 102 kilometers. Fortunately, there have been no reports of significant damage or casualties, providing relief to the affected communities, according to a private news channel.

The authorities are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond swiftly and effectively to any developments.

Besides it, a 4.9 magnitude earthquake, with a depth of 142 kilometers, was felt in different cities across Pakistan, including Chitral, Swat, Mardan, Upper and Lower Dir. People rushed out of their homes in these areas, seeking safety.