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Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 jolts parts of Pakistan; tremors felt in Kashmir too

Moderate tremors were felt in Pakistan after an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hit the country today. However, no loss of life or property has been reported so far. The quake shook the capital Islamabad, parts

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
Islamabad Published on: October 01, 2016 18:16 IST
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Moderate tremors were felt in Pakistan after an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hit the country today. However, no loss of life or property has been reported so far.

The quake shook the capital Islamabad, parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in the northwest and some northern area of Punjab.

According to US Geological Survey the epicentre of the earthquake was 117 km east of the Swat Valley city of Mingaora, at a depth of 43.4 km.

Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) KP said from Peshawar that the intensity of the tremor was 5.5 and its epicenter was the Hindu Kush mountains.

"No loss of life or damage to property has been reported thus far," it said.

Pakistan regularly faces tremors but most of them are not lethal.

However in 2005 a massive quake had killed more than 80,000 people.

(With inputs from PTI)