Mild earthquake jolts parts of K-P

Magnitude of earthquake was recorded at 4.9 on the Richter scale

Web Desk July 02, 2015

PESHAWAR: A mild earthquake jolted parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, including Mansehra, Abbottabad, Chitral and Swat, on Thursday, Express News reported.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake measured 4.9 on the Richter scale and the epicentre of the earthquake was Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Read: Strong quake jolts northern Pakistan

Officials said rescue teams were dispatched to the affected areas immediately. However, no loss of life or property was reported.

On Tuesday morning, a strong earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck the northern parts of the country.

Read: Tremors Felt: Earthquake jolts parts of K-P

The earthquake had an epicenter in Nuristan area of Afghanistan in the Hindukush range 22km west of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

Aftershocks followed the quake when tremors were also felt on Wednesday in different areas of K-P ranging from Bajaur Agency to Malakand division.


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