5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Peshawar


An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale jolted Peshawar and its adjoining areas in the wee hours of Wednesday, according to reports. The tremor was also felt in other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Mingora and Swat. People came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No loss of life and property was reported due to earthquake.
According to National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, the epicenter of the quake which struck on early Wednesday morning was located in the Koh-e-Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan at the depth of 90 kilometres.
Earlier, A moderate earthquake of 4.8-magnitude jolted Khuzdar district and adjoining areas late Sunday night. The tremor struck Khuzdar and surrounding areas, forcing people to leave their houses and rush to open areas.—INP

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