Earthquake jolts Swat, adjoining areas

No loss of life or property has been reported so far


News Desk February 10, 2017
No loss of life or property has been reported so far. PHOTO: FILE

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Swat and surrounding areas on Friday, Express News reported.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake measured 4.6 on the Richter scale and was centered 29km of Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan. No loss of life or property has been reported so far.

5.2 magnitude earthquake felt in parts of K-P

Last month, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake was felt in Swat, and surrounding areas. “The quake’s epicentre was Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region,” the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said.

In January, an earthquake measuring 5.2 on the richter scale was felt in Swat, Chitral, Malakand and adjoining areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake was recorded as 4.4-magnitude-strong on the Richter scale.

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