Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude jolts Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Saturday, 02 January 2016 18:48

ISLAMABAD: Strong tremors have been felt in capital city Islamabad and its adjoining areas.

Reports suggested that the earthquake that shook the country from Mansehra to Kasur, lasted for only few second.

The earthquake occurred near Feyzabad, Afghanistan, and also jolted many parts of Afghanistan and India.

According to geological wing of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) tremor measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale was felt in Peshawar, Swat and other surrounding areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Saturday.

The shocks were also felt in Mohmand Agency, Kurram Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and several districts of Punjab including Lahore, Sargodha, Chiniot and Mianwali.

The reports, however, carried no information about magnitude and epicentre of the earthquake.

No loss to property or life has been reported yet.

Fear and panic has gripped the residents, especially in the mountainous regions which received a 7.5 strong earthquake on October 26 – centred in the Hindu Kush, the 800km mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan – leaving more than 300 people dead and over 2,000 injured.

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