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5.3 magnitude quake jolts southern Punjab

 Pakistan: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter Scale struck parts of southern Punjab, including Jampur, Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh, Vehari and Sadiqabad, on early Friday morning.

According to the US Geological Survey, an earthquake with magnitude 5.3 occurred near Dera Ghazi Khan,The tremor was also felt in Bahawalpur, Ochh Sharif, Shujjabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Kot Addu, Jahanian, Shorkot, Tando Allah Yar and Kabirwala. Pakistan at 00:27:42.40 UTC on Oct 23, 2015.

The quake spread panic among people and they rushed out of their homes. However, no loss of life or property was reported till filing of this report.

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