Earthquake jolts Swat, Chitral, Malakand, adjoining areas

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Swat, Lower Dir, Buner, Chitral, Malakand and Swabi Friday morning.

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad, the quake struck the Hindu Kush Region of Afghanistan at 4:36am. It had a depth of 113 kilometres.

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