Earthquake tremors jolted several parts of the metropolis on Tuesday morning.

Tremors were felt in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, North Karachi, North Nazimabad and Sohrab Goth.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the earthquake was recorded at 3.6 on the Richter Scale. It struck at 10:44 AM and lasted 10 seconds.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 12km and its epicentre was Karachi, PMD said. Aftershocks are expected.

People rush outside, cracks appear

Many people ran outside in the open when the quake hit. Students and teachers at the Karachi University and NED University also gathered outside following the jolts.

According to reports, cracks appeared in the walls of some buildings as a result of the earthquake