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5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Skardu and the surrounding areas of Gilgit-Baltistan

There were no immediate reports of injuries or severe damage.

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5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Skardu and the surrounding areas of Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday evening.

As being reported, strong tremors were also felt in Gilgit city, Diamer, Ghizer, and surrounding areas.

A strong earthquake also shook the upper and lower areas of the Khurramang district and Ganchha.

Tremors were also felt in Chilas and Astor.

At the time of the earthquake, the citizens came out of their houses reciting the Kalima Tayyaba.

According to the Seismological Center, the magnitude of the quake was 5.3 while the depth was 45 km and the epicenter was 26 km in north of Astor.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or severe damage.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.