Earthquake jolts Islamabad, parts of K-P

Published: January 2, 2016
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ABBOTTABAD: Earthquake tremors were felt in Islamabad and parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkwa on Saturday, Express News reported.

The epicentre of the quake was reported to be in the Hindu Kush range, with the earthquake measuring 5.8 on the richter scale, according to Radio Pakistan.

Tremors were felt across Chitral, Dir, Mianwali, Shangla, Malkand, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Islamabad. Following tremors, people rushed out of their homes and buildings amid panic.

Tremors were also felt in seven Hazara districts including Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar, upper and lower Kohistan.

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Meanwhile, mobile phone services have been disrupted in some areas of K-P following the earthquake.

No loss of life or damage to property has been reported thus far.

Saturday’s earthquake comes just a few days after an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the richter scale, jolted parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

It caused buildings to sway in Islamabad and Twitter users as far away as New Delhi said they felt the quake’s impact.

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At least one person was killed and dozens injured in the December earthquake in Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. No casualty or damages were reported from the twin cities.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Siddhu Ji
    Jan 2, 2016 - 1:56PM

    People are sinning too much it seemsRecommend

  • Rex Minor
    Jan 2, 2016 - 3:30PM

    The big one is not that far, everytime the believers are hanged and life is forced away from them, the Earth trembles and protests to the creator of the universe. The time of reckoning is coming nearer and nearer to those who are there to challenge the authority of the creator.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • doom
    Jan 2, 2016 - 7:05PM

    @Siddhu Ji:
    Yes. And conveniently all the sinners of the world live in places that are near fault lines. Recommend

  • delhuss
    Jan 3, 2016 - 6:05PM

    Earthquakes, environmental disasters and climate change are nothing to do with the wrath of supernatural beings. The Earth shifts and changes in its own time and pace and it is the beings on the surface of that Earth who bear the consequences of the shifting and changing of the natural events taking place deep within the Earths being. These come and go and there is nothing we can do about it, no matter where we live.Recommend

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