Earthquake jolts parts of K-P, AJK and Islamabad

Tremors also felt in areas including Abbottabad, Nakial and Mansehra

Our Correspondents September 09, 2019
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ISLAMABAD: An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale hit parts of Islamabad and adjoining areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir on Monday morning.

As per reports, tremors were also felt in nearby areas including Abbottabad, Nakial and Mansehra. The epicentre of the earthquake was determined to be 12 kilometres deep along the northern border between Azad Kashmir and India.

No causalities or damages to property were reported so far.

Earlier this year in May, an earthquake measuring 4.2 was reported in Chitral and adjoining areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Earthquake jolts Chitral, adjoining areas

Tremors were felt in Chitral and surrounding areas and the epicentre of the quake was determined to be deep in the Hindu Kush range near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

While there were no casualties, reports suggest some properties did sustain minor damage. Citizens remained cautious in the aftermath of the early morning quake but life had largely returned to normalcy by the afternoon.

In April last year, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted many towns of K-P. Tremors were felt in Chitral, Batkhela, Bunir, Swat, Shangla, Malakand, Dir and Swabi districts.

No loss of life or property was reported after the earthquake, the epicentre of which was at a depth of 200 kilometres in the Hindu Kush mountain area of Afghanistan.


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