Monday, October 10, 2005

Strong tremors may ease, says Pak. MeT Department

Islamabad, Oct. 11 (PTI): After experiencing sporadic aftershocks in the aftermath of the October 8 massive earthquake, Islamabad and other areas in Pakistan had a quite night with Met department officials saying strong tremors may ease by Monday.

The critical period following Saturday's earthquake would come to an end on Monday night and there is no threat of a high magnitude earthquake in the near future, Director General Metreological Department, Qamar Zaman, said here on Monday.

But a chain of low intensity aftershocks may continue for three to four weeks and the frequency would gradually decrease, he told PTV.

The tremors which had an unsettling effect on people, forcing them to spend nights outside their houses would ease tonight, he said.

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