6.2-magintude quake jolts parts of Pakistan

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.

The geological wing of PMD said tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Murree, Sheikhupura, Jhelum, Attock, Sahiwal, Kasur,Sargodha, Bhakkar, Vehari, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Chiniot, Peshawar, Nowshera, Lower and Upper Dir, Swat, Chitral, Shangla, Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Balakot, Ghizer, Gilgit, Kotli, Muzaffarabad, Rwalakot, Bagh, Hattian Bala, Neelum.

The United States Geological Survey website stated that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.9 with the epicentre reported near Ashkasham area in Afghanistan at a depth of 92.4 kilometres.

No reports of casualties or damage were received till the filing of this report.

Web Monitoring Desk

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