Gilgit, July 8: Earthquake tremors were reported at around 8:38 in the night from Ghizar, Hunza-Nagar, Gilgit, Astore and parts of the Baltistan region. Information about the magnitude and epicenter of the quake was unavailable immediately.
During the past week tremors are continuously being felt in different parts of the region. There’s no local level authority in the area to relay information about the epicenter, depth and scale of the earthquake.
Several fault-lines are believed to be passing through different parts of Gilgit-Baltistan. The Main Karakuram Thrust, originating in the Himalayan Arc is believed to extend up to the Pamir mountain range. Several off-shoots of the MKT are also passing through different valleys and villages of Gilgit-Baltistan.
The neighboring Chitral district is considered to be a highly vulnerable area in terms of earthquake. It is believed that the Hindukush Mountain range is more prone to experience major earthquakes.