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Earthquake hits north India days after Dutch scientist predicted seismic activity in neighouring Pakistan

03:35 PM | 3 Oct, 2023
Earthquake hits north India days after Dutch scientist predicted seismic activity in neighouring Pakistan
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NEW DELHI – Strong earthquake tremors were felt in several parts of north India, including Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday afternoon.

The India’s National Centre for Seismology (NCS), in a statement, said two earthquakes – the first with a 4.6 magnitude and the second with a magnitude of 6.2 – were recorded in two hours. It said the origin of both quakes were in Nepal.

The first earthquake occurred at 2:25pm while the second was reported at 2:51pm Indian Standard Time.

India media reports said people rushed out of their buildings after the strong earthquake tremors hit the country.

Earlier this week, a Dutch scientist named Frank Hoogerbeets posted on X about the probability of an earthquake that could occur near Pakistan.

"On September 30, we recorded atmospheric fluctuations that included parts of and near Pakistan. This is correct. It can be an indicator of an upcoming stronger tremor (as was the case with Morocco). But we cannot say with certainty that it will happen," the scientist, who is renowned for his earthquake predictions, wrote in the post.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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