- Islamabad (IRNA) -- A volcano has erupted in Pakistan's
northern region after an earthquake hit the area early Saturday morning,
- Reports from the area suggest that smoke can be seen
coming out from mountains while explosions are being heard.
- According to a report landslide has closed the main highway, creating
problems for the people.
- Earlier an earthquake of moderate intensity jolted northern
areas at midnight between Friday and Saturday.
- There was no immediate report of casualty from any part
of northern areas.
- However, the tremors caused considerable damage to Karakoram Highway
(KKH) at Tatu, some 120 km east of Gilgit, sources said.
- According to meteorological department the intensity
of the earthquake on international Richter scale was 5.6.
- The sources said about two kilometers long portion of
the KKH at Tatu was badly hit by the earthquake while one km was
effected at Dashkaa, which created difficulties
for the people.
- The local administration when contacted said so far no
casualties were reported from any part of the area. However, they feared
casualties may be reported from far-flung areas. TK/MMZ/AH
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