5.2 magnitude earthquake felt in parts of K-P

Published: January 24, 2016


ISLAMABAD: A 5.2-magnitude earthquake was felt in Swat, Chitral, Malakand and adjoining areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday morning.

According to Radio Pakistan, epicentre of the earthquake was in the Hindukush range in Badakhshan area of Afghanistan.

No loss of life or property was reported.

The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake was recorded as 4.4-magnitude-strong on the Richter scale.

Earthquake jolts parts of K-P

Earlier on Saturday, a moderate earthquake of 3.9-magnitude had jolted several districts of the country. Tremors were felt across Bajaur Agency, Fata, Chitral, Buner and Malakand.

“The quake’s epicentre was Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region and it occurred at a depth of 172 kilometres,” the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had said.

An earthquake was felt in K-P and Fata on January 8 as well.

Reader Comments (1)

  • Abdullah khan
    Jan 24, 2016 - 9:05PM

    Taliban says the Nature is unkind due to th Education system of pakistan, it means that their own education system is 1100 year old they don’t know about the Laws of nature and the geographical location of pakistan Recommend

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