Reports have come from various different places in Punjab, where an earthquake was rumored. The viral messages on whatsapp caused people to be alarmed about an earthquake set to happen around 3am. There is no such thing as a pre-warning to an earthquake as they happen without a warning.
Several Gurdwara speakers were used to alert people of a possible earthquake and so they sat outside waiting in the bitter cold. The people weren’t aware that earthquakes can’t be predicted.
They people say they played it safe by sitting outside so their lives can be saved. Vast majority of houses in Punjab are now made out of cement and many homes are susceptible to withstand minor earthquakes.