Earthquake tremors were felt in several areas of Pakistan. It is said that about 270 million people felt this earthquake which measured 6.1 on the Richter scale.
Preliminary reports show that the no major casualties have occurred so far. The only reported loss of life was from Lasbela, where a young girl died as her house’s roof collapsed. Another 9 were also reported injured as a result of this natural disaster.
Many people who felt the tremors were left in a state of shock, even fear. As it always happens in such events, most of them took to social media to share their reactions.
Lets take a look at how Pakistani people reacted to the earthquake:
A noted journalist mentions that such events can’t be controlled by us:
Allah O Akbar Earthquake jolts proves that someone is more powerful than the humans our Science and Technology cannot control earthquake
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) January 31, 2018
Even some showbiz personalities chimed in:
Just felt an earthquake .
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) January 31, 2018
Zalzala ?? Lahore was that earthquake?
— HUMAIMA MALICK (@HumaimaMalick) January 31, 2018
Some of us decided to rethink our priorities:
High time to rethink where are we standing.
Time to ask forgiveness and Allah's mercy.
May Allah protect us all
— Abdullah (@HolaItsAbdullah) January 31, 2018
The tremors were felt across the border too.
Woah! #Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits Hindukush region of Afghanistan and impacted all over Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi/NCR.
— Digital Series (@Digital_Series) January 31, 2018
This earthquake, it seems was just one of the many in the last 24 hours:
Another reminder that we the humans are nothing but a perishable thing. And HE is the only omnipotent! #Earthquake
— Kiran (@KiranW_) January 31, 2018
Some of us do the right thing in emergency situations like these:
Sitting in Lahore was on call with our office in Rawalpindi and suddenly they said #EARTHQUAKE, I asked them to hang up and leave. I was telling my colleagues here about what and the building starting shaking here too. So tremors travelled from Rwp to Lhr in what 5 seconds?!
— Umair Farooq (@UmairFarook) January 31, 2018
Some people still can’t believe what just happened:
Stay safe everyone.
Woah! #Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits Hindu kush region of Afghanistan and impacted all over Punjab, J&K, Chandigarh, Delhi/NCR and UP Stay safe everyone.
— Mr. President (@dolaandtrump_) January 31, 2018
The earthquake measured 6.1 on the Richter scale with a depth over 170 kilometers, according to reports.
— Syed Moazam Ali Jaffery 📷🖊📚 (@Moazam_Aly) January 31, 2018
— Shahzad Baloch (@ShahzadBaloch_) January 31, 2018
Our neighbors also felt the earthquake and used social media to spread the news.
Flash – Earthquake tremors felt in Jammu and Srinagar
— ABP News (@ABPNews) January 31, 2018
There are reports that after-shocks will follow. Keep watching this space as we will keep you updated on the situation.