5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Parts of Pakistan


A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has jolted the various parts of Pakistan on Tuesday night. But there were no reports whatsoever of the damages or injuries, as per the reports of ARY News.

According to the details, tremors were felt in the federal capital. Lahore, Rawalpindi, Shangla, Swat, Nowshera, Malakand, Peshawar, Marri, Gilgit, Mardan, Abbottabad, Buner, Manshera, Balakot, Swabi, Muzaffarabad, Baltistan and other cities of the country.

The epicentre of the quake was identified at the depth of 40 kilometre, as per the National Seismic Monitoring Centre.

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Previously, on the 2nd of February a moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake jolted different cities in the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Earthquake effects were also felt in Peshawar, Islamabad, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lower Dir, DI Khan, Swabi and other cities. As the tremors were felt people came out of their houses and offices reciting verses of the Holy Quran.

As per the regional seismic monitoring centre, the magnitude of that earthquake was recorded at 5.8 magnitude on the Richter scale and its epicentre was identified at the depth of 80 kilometres in Hindukush mountains in Afghanistan.

No injuries or properties losses or damages were reported. But the cracks were reported in some of the buildings in various cities.

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