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Earthquake jolts Northern parts of Pakistan


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Jul, 2020. 11:27 am
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Earthquake tremors felt in Mansehra & nearby areas

Northern parts of the country were jolted with earthquake on Wednesday.

According to the details, Swat, Mardan and Swabi districts of  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were jolted with earthquake.

On June 16, 2020; Pakistan jolted with two earthquakes in a single day.

In the morning the tremors were felt in Swabi, Malakand, Shangla, Mansehra, Mardan, and other areas.

People hurried out of their houses and other buildings in a terrifying state and recited religious verses.

However, no loss of life reported till filing of this report. According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Tajikistan at around 1:30 UTC (6:30 pm Pakistan time).

“The epicenter of the earthquake was in Tajikistan region and its depth was 100 kilometers inside the surface of the earth. The co-ordinates of the quake are latitude 37.7 degrees north and longitude 72.3 degrees east,”. The earth quake also jolted India, Afghanistan Turkmenistan and part of Kashmir as well.

Later that day, Tremors were felt in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Peshawar, Malakand, Shangla and other areas shook after second earthquake in a day hit Pakistan.

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad, the earthquake stemmed from the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border at around (2:21 pm Pakistan time). It had a depth of 223 kilometres.

As the depth of the earthquake was greater, people in the affected area were scared came out of their houses and buildings.

No casualties, injuries or destruction has been reported.

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