Mild earthquake jolts northern Pakistan

It was felt in northern parts of the country including Chitral, Swat, Peshawar, Islamabad and their adjoining areas


News Desk November 22, 2015
It was felt in northern parts of the country including Chitral, Swat, Peshawar, Islamabad and their adjoining areas. STOCK IMAGE



A strong temblor jolted north Pakistan on Sunday night, just a month after a massive earthquake had wrought devastation in the area.


According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake measured 5.9 on the Richter scale. Its epicentre was in the Hindu Kush mountain ranges in Afghanistan, 83 km north-northwest of Chitral, and close to the border with Pakistan at a moderate depth of 92.4 kilometres.

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It was felt in northern parts of the country including Chitral, Swat, Peshawar, Islamabad and their adjoining areas. People in far off locations such as Lahore, Jammu and Kashmir and even New Delhi in India also reported that they had felt the tremors.

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According to the provincial disaster management authority (PDMA) in Peshawar, no reports of any damages had been received in either K-P or the federally administered tribal areas.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 23rd,  2015.

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