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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Prelim M5.9 earthquake Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Pakistan region Nov-22 18:16 UTC, updates https://t.co/rVpNWS2avp— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) November 22, 2015
M5.9 Hindu Kush #earthquake is an aftershock of M7.5 of Oct. 26. Nothing abnormal here— EMSC (@LastQuake) November 22, 2015
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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