Sunday, October 09, 2005

140 tremors rock Pakistan

Over 140 aftershocks have rocked Pakistan since a powerful earthquake left thousands of people dead and flattened entire villages, seismic experts said here on Sunday. Pakistan's seismic and weather experts recorded over 140 aftershocks, with 21 over 5 magnitude on the Richter scale, since yesterday's massive quake which killed over 18,000 people and injured around 42,000.

The recurring tremors, some of them lasting few seconds, triggered panic in some areas. A large contingent of mediapersons waiting for Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao's briefing ran out in panic as a tremor shook the Information Ministry's building.

Source: Times Of India
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