Earthquake has shallow focus: Chief Meteorologist

ISLAMABAD, Sep 24 (APP):Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Tuesday stated that earthquake in Kashmir areas has shallow focus as its epicenter has been gauged at just 10 kilometers.

“Usually the epicenter of earthquakes in Hindukush region is recorded at more than 100 kilometers but this one has been gauged just at 10 kilometers that is concerning,” said Chief Meteorologist Muhammad Hanif talking to private news channel.

He, however, stated that since no major city exists near the epicenter, therefore it was expected that massive damage would be avoided. “It is satisfactory that no major city was directly hit by the earthquake, so damages could be avoided.”