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5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Peshawar

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. However, no loss of life and property was reported.

According to National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, the epicenter of the quake was located in the Koh-e-Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan at a 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.

According to the meteorological department, the intensity of the earthquake was recorded 4.8 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was located 180 kilometers southwest of Khuzdar.

No casualty or property loss was reported from the area.



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