Added Aug 17, 2011
Rawalpindi, Aug 16: Experts based in AJK on Tuesday revealed that they have discovered a volcano and fault line in Leepa Valley and Kaisarkote areas adjacent to Karnah sector near Line of Control (LoC) in AJK.
A team of experts comprising professors and geologists of the AJK University conducted an extensive tour of the areas where the volcano was discovered. They found traces of lava in Leepa Valley and Kaisarkote located adjacent to Karnah sector. They also came to know that residents had seen smoke emanating from the soil in these areas, sources said. After conducting the tour and thorough research they expressed apprehensions about the volcano erupting any time.
Sources said a team of experts comprising Professor Dr Muhammad Sabir, Dr Professor Muhammad Rustam Khan, scholar Saleem Mughal and Fahad Hameed has confirmed that volcano is present in these areas and it is ticking. After conducting a test of a few sample rocks in the area it became clear that lava has seeped into these, sources said, adding that experts have also discovered a fault line in the area and further investigations are on.