5.6-magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan

Published: January 13, 2016
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan in the late hours of Tuesday, Express News reported.

Initial reports revealed the quake jolted parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Punjab, with tremors being felt in Chitral, Shangla, Gilgit, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal and surrounding areas.

According to The United States Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded in Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan, and measured 5.6 on the richter scale.

Following tremors, many evacuated their homes and buildings amid fears of further shocks.

No casualties or property damage has been reported thus far.

Many took to Twitter announcing news of the earthquake.

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