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Karachi Shaken by 3.2 Magnitude Earthquake

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A 3.2 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of Pakistan, including the major city of Karachi, on Thursday. The quake prompted city residents to hastily evacuate their homes, causing a stir among the populace. Fortunately, there have been no reports of damage or casualties thus far.

The seismic event originated from a depth of 12 kilometers (7.4 miles) and was felt in Quaidabad, Malir, Gadap, and Saadi towns along the outskirts, prompting residents to flee their residences.

The tremors, lasting only a few seconds, resulted in a minor crack in the wall of a house in Bahria town, one of the largest residential societies. This incident marks the first seismic activity in Pakistan’s largest city in quite some time.

Pakistan and the surrounding region, situated along an active continental plate boundary, are prone to earthquakes. Just last year, on October 16, a 3.1-magnitude quake jolted various areas of Karachi. Earlier in January of the same year, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook parts of Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan, with tremors felt in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and provinces to the east and northeast.

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