Earthquake of 5.0 magnitude hits Chitral, Swat, adjoining areas

Tremors were felt in Malakand and Dir areas


Web Desk July 14, 2015
PHOTO: AFP

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale hit Swat and the adjoining areas on Tuesday evening, Express News reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was Hindukush Region Afghanistan at a depth of 10km, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

Tremors were felt in Chitral, Malakand and Dir.

No loss of life was reported till the filing of this report.

Earlier on July 6, an earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale hit Swat valley and surrounding areas.

Read: Earthquake jolts Swat, neighbouring areas

The tremors were also felt in neighbouring areas of the Swat valley.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 20km west of Mingora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), at a depth of 10km, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department.

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