4.5 magnitude earthquake hits KP

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An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Saturday. The National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) confirmed that tremors were felt in Chitral, Dir and other areas of the province.

The depth of the earthquake was 101 kilometres and its epicentre was 73 away from Chitral. Felling the tremors, people came out of their houses while reciting Kalma-e-Tayyaba.

No casualty was reported so far. Earlier on October 12, an earthquake of 3.9-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Khuzdar and adjoining areas. The depth of the earthquake was 20 kilometres.—INP