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Earthquake hits Pak capital

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

A mild intensity earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale today hit Pakistani capital and several adjoining areas in and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

The epicentre of the tremor was near Hazro in Attock district of province, Meteorological Department said.


"It occurred at a depth of 12 kilometres," the department said in a tweet.

The tremor was felt in Nowshera, Haripur and Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, local media reported, adding that people rushed out of their buildings in panic.

No loss of life or damage to property has been reported.

has experienced several quakes in the past, including a 5.3-magnitude tremor last month. The worst was in 2005 which killed more than 74,000 people.

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 15:13 IST
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