Aftershocks expected after current earthquake: Director Met Office

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ISLAMABAD, Apr 10 (APP): Aftershocks are expected after the severe intensity earthquake of 7.1 at Richter scale which jolted many parts of Khaber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Kashmir and Northern Areas of the country on Sunday afternoon.
Director Earthquake Centre, Pakistan Metrological Department, Zahid Rafih told APP that it was a different earthquake from the previous highest intensity earthquake of 8.1 occurred on October 26, 2015 as its epicenter was towards Tajikistan border in North and North West areas near Waran.
“This is new location and it is expected that land energy would be released in the form of aftershocks”, he said.