EarthQuake: A 5.5 Richter Scale Quake hits KP

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 30 June 2015 21:41

A strong earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale struck the northern parts of Pakistan early on Tuesday morning, media reported.

According to initial details, earthquake had an epicenter in Nuristan area of Afghanistan in the Hindukush range 22km west of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 5.5 on the Richter scale. It took place at a depth of 189.5 kilometers.

It was felt in northern parts of Pakistan including Chitral, Peshawar, Mingora, Bannu, Abbottabad, Haripur, and even as far as in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Murree.

There were reports of the earthquake being felt in Lahore and Gujarat

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