I heard it a couple of hours ago on GeoTV. Mild shockwaves rocked defence phase 5 today around 8:30 PM! Wth the memories of the Oct 8th quake still fresh in peoples mind, many exited their homes and took to the safety of the streets. I hope no body was hurt in this latest earthmoving.. and wish everyone in karachi a pleasent night!

17 Comments so far

  1. Zainub (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 12:56 am

    I was at home but didn’t feel anything, other members in the family did, though very briefly, might not have been more then a few seconds. Alhumdulillah, I think, going by whatever I’ve heard, it was a very minor thing.

  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 1:07 am

    You should have titled it –


    Glad to hear it was a minor incident – BUT is Karachi ready for something like this, that should be the more important question.

    Do the people know how to react when they feel tremors – or do they just run and frantically call everyone they know asking –


    Literally thats what happened today got 4-5 calls from family and friends living in the area, It was like the ‘IN’ thing for the day

  3. Fariha Akhtar (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 1:20 am

    I was just waiting for this to be posted on KMB :) I felt two jolts, the first one at around 8:42 p.m. followed by a second one after 20 mins or so. According to the met office the magnitude of the earthquake was 2.0…but i always wonder y these tremors are felt just in the areas of clifton, defence and seaview..why not in other areas of karachi?

  4. wasiq (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 1:35 am

    Extra bonus…bihari…???????

  5. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 1:44 am

    HAHAHA!!. TM, thats exactly what i did :$.
    It went on for 2-3 seconds, whole neighbourhood shaking & before it was over, the phone went off :P.

    Distubing, i was in ISB during that fatefull October & dont think Humans are prepared for anything until it hits them.

    + as corrupt as we are, let alone earthquake protection, the new houses being built have minimum amount of “Bunyaad” (solid foundation) & Khuda na khasta if there is something stonger the whole structure might just come down :(.

  6. wrathchild (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 1:55 am

    You are exagerating the entire thing way beyond propotion. I felt the tremors too and it wasnt for more than half a second.

    “People came out on the streets…” I didnt see anyone creating a havoc for a shockwave I wasnt even sure I felt.

    “Responsible Journalism” (if I dignify your rants to the level of journalism) is something you should also keep in mind before putting in a post.

  7. wrathchild (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 2:02 am

    but i always wonder y these tremors are felt just in the areas of clifton, defence and seaview..why not in other areas of karachi?

    Because there is is a fault line under these areas?

    What were you trying to imply?

  8. anon (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 2:51 am

    Is it just me or the layout of KMB has been messed up for everyone’s browser? My IE is not showing anything on the right side bar… i think it my be because of the unusual title of this post.???
    Or because of the quake itself :-)

  9. Umair Salam (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 6:30 am

    OMG, I hope everyone is ok in Karachi, inshaAllah!

  10. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 10:38 am


    “but i always wonder y these tremors are felt just in the areas of clifton, defence and seaview..why not in other areas of karachi?”


    Tsunami always SEARCH and DESTROY the coastal areas where norms of life are way different then the commoners. The places which act innocent does not feel / give their due attention to the needy and suffering of the society.

    The places ‘BIT’ higher then sea level., and “BIT” sensitive to human values suffer less.

    When ever it strikes, the only surviving place would be Mazar of Abdullah Shah Ghazi (rehmat ullah alay)

    My place would be little 3 minutes later after the sea view.

    So watch out and prepare for contingency – summer is already around the corner and then comes the monsoon season.

    across the bridges – it would be peace, beacuse bridges created the walls. And people does not know whats happening on other side.

    So what, jo sab ka sath ho ga uss mai ham bhi hon-gai.

  11. UZi (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 6:45 pm

    Jamal Shamsi, if that wasn’t sarcasm, STUFF IT! :P

    The tremors last night were 4-sec thingums(2.0 on the richter scale). Anyone ever been in the mountains during an earthquake? Now THAT is funky, I tell you! I was up in an army camp in Sacha (a couple of hours from Jabbar) a week after the October 8 earthquake.

    The camp was on a high-ish mountain, and the army wallahs were nice enough to share their already meagre dinner rations with us (we were around 22 people).

    And then we felt the “aftershocks”. Here’s what earthquakes feel like when you’re on a mountain: First you hear a weirdass hollowish *booooom* which resonates all over EVERYWHERE, and then the entire frikkin MOUNTAIN moves! Bestest adrenaline rush EVER, I tell you!!!

  12. UZi (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 6:48 pm

    Last night’s tremours were felt all the way from Cliftom block 5 up to 26th street…


    4 sec tremor in Clifton
    KARACHI: A tremor was felt in Clifton, Defence, and the Sea View belt at around 7:27 p.m. Thursday. It measured 2.0 on the Richter Scale and lasted about four seconds. Clifton Blocks 4 and 5 and Defence Phase VI residents felt the tremor and many of them rushed out of their houses. The Met Office said that it was a mild quake possibly caused by a release of energy. No damage or casualties were reported till the filing of this report. There are no connections with any seismic activity recently reported internationally, a spokesman said.

  13. wasiq (unregistered) on March 31st, 2007 @ 2:11 am

    actually i am glad that PIA once again survived without my help or prayers…..


  14. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on March 31st, 2007 @ 11:51 am

    Tsunami – worst affected areas .. Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Indeman Islands….

    Famous for ???????

  15. gaaaandoooo (unregistered) on March 31st, 2007 @ 11:05 pm

    iss guak se tumhari gaand phat gaee hai kia???

  16. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 12:01 pm
  17. UZi (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 2:53 pm

    What ARE these places famous for, Jamal Shamsi? Enlighten us — please.

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