Karachi Jolts – Update.

Okay, its 1:30 AM and everyone I’ve been talking to in the past half hour from Karachi is scared out of their wits. There have been definite jolts in Seaview and the surrounding area, which have measured 4.0 on the Richter Scale. According to Geo TV, the MET office has stated that these tremors are unrelated to Saturday’s earthquake. We need to stay calm and remain prepared.

The News:
MET Office Statement:
The Meteorological Office on Tuesday night said that low-intensity tremors felt in some areas of Karachi, Quetta and Kalat had no links with SaturdayĆ­s quake, which rattled several areas of Pakistan.

According to the Met. Office intensity of these tremors was 4 at the Richter scale.

Earlier, some areas of Karachi, Kalat and Quetta felt tremors of light intensity on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, which spread panic among the masses.

Also from The News:

KARACHI: Tremors felt in Defence and Clifton
KARACHI: Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Information and Archives Salahuddin Haider late Tuesday night said that Defence View and Clifton experienced tremors of light intensity.

He appealed to the masses not be afraid of these tremors and remain calm.

13 Comments so far

  1. Kiran (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 3:26 am

    staying calm not working.
    we’re all gonna dieeee :/

  2. Kiran (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 3:28 am

    how dyou know 4.0 though? it doesnt say that anywhere on the news

  3. huma (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 3:46 am

    the MET office announced it – it was on the geo tv ticker and on the news’ website.

  4. Danial (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 3:48 am

    These tremors in seaview and defence area are quite mysterious. It happened twice in previous month and now again. Staying calm is what all we can do but there are other safety precautions that every one should take. Someone here at karachi metroblog posted some links to websites with information about what to do during an earthquake. I think we should be well prepared, just incase…

  5. Saadie (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 4:59 am

    inshAllah karachi will be fine, worry not people. experts saying these are minor land adjustments. insAllah sub theek rahay ga.

  6. Zahoor Khan (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 6:13 am

    There is no earthquake recorded at this web site, which records earhquakes all over the world every second.


  7. Anathema (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 7:20 am

    your point, zahoor?

  8. Imtiaz (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 7:44 am

    I live on Rashid Minhas road, we were woken at about 2 by youths from the area that were requesting us to evecuate.

    We also heard announcement from a nearby mosque, requesting evactuation.

    We left, and came back after about 3 hours (had sehri on the way back)…

    all seems fine, lets all hope it stays that way….

  9. mohummed (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 11:19 am

    It seems that Allah wants us to redirect our ways to good path.

  10. misha (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 11:52 am

    Indeed, families parked out in the open gardens immediately ater the tremours and wouldn’t come indoors again, despite this tremor seeming lighter than the ones that came a few months ago.

  11. Anathema (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 12:20 pm

    just to highlight, Zahoor, that the site seems to have evidently missed the 144 aftershocks jolts that have rocked many parts of the country after the main quake on 8th October 2005. clearly they are not recording “every” shock

  12. mohummed (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 2:08 pm

    I guess that the building structures in clifton r earthquake proof. Allah knows better , my Allah protect gulistan e jauhar.

  13. asad (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 9:41 pm

    That site only records earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater outside the US, so maybe the one in Karachi was a little weaker than that.

    This would also explain why it does not have all of the aftershocks although it does list a few of them.

    I did not know there were any earthquakes in Karachi last month – hopefully these relatively weak earthquakes mean that there won’t be a very strong one.

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