Strong quake jolts northern Pakistan

Earthquake felt in Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Islamabad

Web Desk June 29, 2015
Earthquake felt in Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

A strong earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale struck the northern parts of Pakistan early on Tuesday morning, Express News reported.

According to initial details, earthquake had an epicenter in Nuristan area of Afghanistan in the Hindukush range 22km west of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 5.5 on the Richter scale. It took place at a depth of 189.5 kilometers.

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It was felt in northern parts of Pakistan including Chitral, Peshawar, Mingora, Bannu, Abbottabad, Haripur, and even as far as in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Murree.

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There were reports of the earthquake being felt in Lahore and Gujarat.


objective observer | 8 years ago | Reply From Nuristan to Islamabad. From where the strategic assets have launched an offensive to where the strategic planners sit.
Kamal | 8 years ago | Reply It s warning from Allah because homeless people are dying on the streets of karachi, they have no shelter, no food, no money for Iftar and PM is busy in Metro Buses.
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