Earthquake measuring 5.6 on Richter scale hits Af-Pak border


An earthquake measuring 5.7 hit the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the wee hours of Tuesday.
According to initial details, earthquake had an epicenter in Nuristan area of Afghanistan in the Hindukush range 22km west of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

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As per the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 5.7 on the Richter scale. It took place at a depth of 189.5 kilometers.

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It was felt in northern parts of Pakistan including Chitral, Peshawar, Mingora, Bannu, Abbottabad, Haripur, and even as far as in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Murree.

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There were reports of tremors being felt in Lahore and Gujarat.


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