Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Pakistan

Published: April 4, 2013

Earthquakes reported April 04-March 30, 2013. PHOTO: USGS

ISLAMABAD: Earthquake tremors were felt in parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, Express News reported on Thursday.

The earthquake was felt in Islamabad, Abbotbad, Haripur, Mianwalli, Shagla, Swat, Malakand, Peshawar and Rawalpindi, and as far as Kashmir, Nowshera and Lahore.

The tremors have left people in many areas in a state of panic and shock.

The epicentre was on the Afghan-Tajikistan border at a depth of 225 kilometres (140 miles), senior Pakistani meteorological official Hazrat Mir told AFP.

The quake was felt across northwestern Pakistan, Islamabad and in parts of Pakistan’s central Punjab province, he said.

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at a magnitude of 5.4 in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.

Pakistan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on October 8, 2005, that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • islamicage
    Apr 4, 2013 - 12:33PM

    I never felt a thing.

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  • Max
    Apr 4, 2013 - 12:36PM

    It was just the ECP striking out names of usual suspects from election eligibility list :)Recommend

  • SJ
    Apr 4, 2013 - 3:34PM

    and in Gilgit also

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  • Stranger
    Apr 4, 2013 - 7:53PM

    How much can Mother Earth endure. Too much population, too many chemical plants, too many dead bodies piling up. The poor pet is stressed. So She is trying to revolt in this manner.

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  • anwar
    Apr 4, 2013 - 7:56PM

    would be nice if u could tell us the time it struck!

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