Massive Earthquake hit UAE, Iran, Pakistan and India. The magnitude was 7.8 on Richter Scale. Two tremors were felt in Karachi just at 3:48 pm.
In January 2011, a similar earthquake of same pattern of magnitude 7.2 hit UAE, Iran, Pakistan, India and other adjoining countries, it followed a similar pattern like today’s earthquake.
Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) started giving updates from April 16 (3:48 pm PKT, earthquake hit the country at 3:44 pm PKT) and PWP continues to give updates about the strongest earthquake in 40 years in the region.
Update at 3:50 pm PKT on April 16
Earthquake rocks UAE, Pakistan and western India.
Update at 3:59 pm PKT on April 16
Magnitude is 7.9 of the Earthquake, initial readings. Powerful tremors in Karachi at 3:48 pm !!!!!! There were two tremors here, Earthquake in UAE, Iran, Pakistan and India.
Update at 4:05 pm PKT on April 16
Traffic jam at major roads of Karachi, buildings evacuated. The Center of the Earthquake was Pak-Iran border.
Update at 4:11 pm PKT on April 16
Earthquake downgraded at 7.8 magnitude by U.S Geological Survey. Major cities of Pakistan felt the Earthquake that is Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta and Hyderabad.
Update at 4:17 pm PKT on April 16
Panic in Karachi slowly easing, no fatality occurred during the massive earthquake in Iran, UAE, Pakistan and India. No threat of tsunami.
Update at 4:20 pm PKT on April 16
BREAKING NEWS: Part of building collapses in Karachi, 5 people injured!!
Update at 4:37 pm PKT on April 16
BREAKING NEWS: 100 people feared dead in Iran, the number could rise. The center of the Earthquake seen above.
Update on 4:57 pm at April 16
Five people dead in Panjgur (Balochistan), five injured in Karachi, 45 people dead in Iran. Destruction might have occurred in western parts of Balochistan, no media coverage there yet!
Update on 5:00 pm at April 16
Separate Earthquake hits Indonesia!! magnitude 6!!
Update at 5:18 pm on April 16
Situation back to normal in the affected countries excluding Iran. Aftershocks only occurred in UAE. Massive Earthquake was felt in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Pakistan and India. 45 people dead in Iran while 850 injured. 5 people dead in Pakistan while 50 injured.
Update at 8:15 pm PKT on April 16
PAK DEATH TOLL RISES – 21 people dead in Mashkel (Balochistan), 1,000 homes destroyed. 65 people injured in the country. Army dispatched to the area.
Update at 8:52 am PKT on April 17
BREAKING NEWS: Fresh Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 rocks southern Iran, tremors felt in Balochistan inlcuding Quetta and Oman. Death toll in Pakistan now 40 while 180 people are injured.
Update on 7:11 pm PKT on April 17
Rain falling with thunder/lightening along with fast winds in the Earthquake-hit areas of Pakistan-Iran.