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    2.5-magnitude earthquake hits Karachi

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    Geological Survey of Pakistan's national seismic hazard map places entire Sindh coastline including Karachi in a zone of "noticeable seismic danger."

    Geological Survey of Pakistan's national seismic hazard map places entire Sindh coastline including Karachi in a zone of "noticeable seismic danger."
    KARACHI: A 2.5-magnitude earthquake today hit Pakistan's Karachi city, creating panic among the residents.

    The tremor was felt this afternoon near the eastern outskirts of the city at a depth of 10 kilometers, Shahid Iqbal, a Met official said.

    No casualty or loss of property was reported, he said. The officer stated that Karachi is situated in a zone that witnesses some degree of seismic activity from time to time and is also very close to a major fault line.

    The Geological Survey of Pakistan's national seismic hazard map places the entire Sindh coastline including Karachi in a zone of "noticeable seismic danger", Iqbal said.

    The tremors saw people from homes and work places rushing to open spaces in panic and fear.
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