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.
That was one massive jolt of an earthquake in Peshawar. #Pakistan— Iftikhar Firdous (@IftikharFirdous) June 29, 2015
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Islamabad &— Reshma (@GeoReshma) June 29, 2015
nearby places at sehri time. May Allah help us and forgive us (Ameen)
It was scary #earthquake— Mustafa (@cyrenity) June 29, 2015
But Here in Swat & Buner it felt with a very heavy buzzing sound. When #Earthquake stops the buzzing also stops. Ya Allah Rehem— Amir Sohail (@ItsAmirSohail) June 29, 2015
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