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4.1-magnitude quake hits parts of Punjab

LAHORE: A mild 4.1-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Punjab, including the provincial capital on Tuesday, ARY News reported.      

According to the details, the tremors were felt in various parts of Punjab including Lahore, Pakpattan, Jaranwala, Nankana Sahib, Sheikhupura, Okara and other areas.

Panic arose among citizens due to the jolts, prompting them to quickly vacate their homes and offices and stand under the open skies to wait out the episode.

According to the regional seismic monitoring centre, the earthquake was recorded at 4.2 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was 40 kilometres to the northeast of Lahore.

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Earthquakes are just too common these days. What can a person do against such a natural disaster, which wields damage to epic proportions? Seems like people can’t survive it, right?

WRONG. Earthquakes are a difficult situation to tackle, but you can escape without injury or hurting yourself much if you implement a couple of safety procedures. Humans still are vulnerable to natural disasters and calamities however, we can take steps to minimize the damages. Just today, an earthquake jolted India, Afghanistan and Pakistan which was recorded at 7.7 magnitude on the Richter scale. Here are a couple of steps which you can use to hopefully escape unharmed and unhurt, when an earthquake strikes




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