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5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Islamabad, Peshawar, Swat and adjoining areas

No casualties, injuries reported so far

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 16, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jun 16, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago

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An earthquake of the magnitude of 5.1 jolted Islamabad, Peshawar, Swat and other neighbouring areas Tuesday afternoon.

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad, the earthquake stemmed from the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border at around 09:21 UTC (2:21pm Pakistan time). It had a depth of 223 kilometers.

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 yet.

This is the second earthquake reported today. Earlier, a 5.7 magnitude quake was reported in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Mardan, Buner, Malakand, and Abbottabad among other cities.

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