Major earthquake expected in Pakistan, says expert

DG Geological Survey says list of cities under threat has been handed over to respective district governments.


Express July 18, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Director General of Pakistan Geological Survey, Dr Imran Ahmed Khan says an earthquake of a magnitude of 6.5 or higher might hit Pakistan this year, Express News reported on Monday.

Dr Khan, who was briefing the Standing Committee on Petroleum, said major cities of Pakistan were located on the fault line, which also crosses the centre of Margalla Hills.

The director general said the list of cities under threat has been handed over to the respective district governments.

He added that the government had been informed of the Attabad landslide four months before the incident happened.

He further that that climatic change is melting glaciers at a faster rate.

COMMENTS (43)

khurram shahzad | 10 years ago | Reply

I felt that its time ... due time for earthquake .... with my experience and it happened....i have an extra sense, i feel....it means that earthquake is little bit predictable....but every thing comes from heavens...because of our own deeds....yeh insan ke apnay hath ki kamai hy....

Asif | 10 years ago | Reply

No one knows the future but as a nation we have to prepare ourselves for any emergency to deal with the rest leave to ALLAH PAK and pray because it changes the futures.

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