Moderate earthquake jolts parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Earthquake jolts several areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: A moderate earthquake jolted upper areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Batagram, Shangla and Chillas here on Saturday.
A sudden and violent shaking of the earth’s surface panicked residents in major areas of the upper parts of KP. An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the areas with an epicenter approximately 10 kilometers beneath the earth near Pakpattan.
Following tremors, many evacuated their homes and buildings amid fears of further shocks.
No loss of life or damage to property has been reported thus far.


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