Situation Alert: Two earthquakes Shook Nawabshah, Sindh

Situation Alert: Two earthquakes Shook Nawabshah, Sindh

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Background:

Early this morning, two earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 and 4.6 shook Nawabshah and its surrounding districts in Sindh, damaging houses in various areas. At least one person died and 50 others were injured. The injured people were taken to hospitals where emergency has been declared.

The epicenter of the first tremor was eight kilometers south-south east of Daur in Sindh, around 16 kilometers from Nawabshah. The depth of the earthquake was recorded at 14.7 kilometers. The second earthquake, measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale, struck an hour later. Its epicenter was 12 kilometers southeast of Daur, just 13 kilometers north of Nawabshah and 15.3 kilometers deep. Aftershocks continued to shake the area.

The tremor, though of minor intensity, caused a series of roof and wall collapses in different areas.

CWS-P/A Response:

CWS-P/A is in contact with the local authorities and the local partners in the area to collect exact information regarding casualties and damages. CWS-P/A’s emergency response team is on standby and ready to start relief activities in case there is a need to respond to the situation.

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