Earthquake tremors felt in Islamabad, KP: reports

Published June 16, 2020
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 was recorded in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region. — Reuters/File
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 was recorded in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region. — Reuters/File

Earthquake tremors were felt in Islamabad and areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, initial reports said. It was the second time tremors hit KP today.

The first one took place in the morning when a quake of 5.7 magnitude was recorded in several areas of KP, including the provincial capital Peshawar, APP reported.

Mansehra, Swat, Upper and Lower Dir, Shangla, Swabi, Malakand, Nowshera, Charsadda, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan and Bannu were also among the areas where tremors were felt in the morning. No loss of life or property was reported.

The Met Office said that the depth of the quake was 112 kilometres and its epicentre was in Tajikistan.

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 was recorded in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region.

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