Earthquake jolts Swat, adjoining areas

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Swat

An earthquake of 4.3 magnitude on the Richter Scale struck Swat region and adjoining areas, National Seismic Monitoring Centre confirmed Sunday.

The moderate intensity tremors in the morning jolted Swat district and the outskirts, according to reports.

The reported depth of the quake, as NSMC says, was 150 kilometers while its originating center was Hindu Kash mountain range in Afghanistan.

No casualty has been reported so far from the tremors. An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 was reported in the Swat region and adjacent areas on August 19. The reported depth of the quake was 118 kilometers while the epicentre of the quake was Hindu Kash mountain range.

It is to be mentioned here that deadly Kashmir earthquake that occurred on October 8, 2005, claimed several thousands of lives and injured and displaced hundreds of thousands others.—INP

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