Three Mild Earthquakes Shake Arabian Sea: USGS

Three Mild Earthquakes Shake Arabian Sea: USGS

The Arabian Sea was rocked by a series of mild earthquakes early on Tuesday morning, with three tremors registering magnitudes of 5.1, 5.3, and 5.5, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The first earthquake, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, struck at around 2:30am local time, with its epicenter located nearly 40 kilometers below the seabed. The second tremor, which was of 5.5 magnitude and just 10 kilometers deep, was felt at 2:44am. The third earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.3 and a depth of 60 kilometers, hit the Arabian Sea at around 3am.

There have been no reports of any damage or casualties so far, but the earthquakes have sparked fears among locals living along the coast. The Arabian Sea is a region that is prone to seismic activity, with several earthquakes hitting the area in the past.

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This latest series of tremors comes just days after a powerful earthquake struck Pakistan’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regions, as well as the capital, Islamabad. At least nine people lost their lives and over 160 others were injured in the quake-related incidents. The earthquake, which measured 5.9 on the Richter scale, also caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in the affected areas.

Stay tuned for further updates on the situation in the Arabian Sea region.

Farhad Safi
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