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Quake hits Pakistan; Mild tremors felt in Srinagar and adjoining areas

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 06:07:42 PM, Agencies

Islamabad/Srinagar: Even as Pakistan is yet to come out of the crisis that resulted due to the worst flood in its recent history, an earthquake jolted northwest region of the country. Mild intensity tremors are also felt in Srinagar and its adjoining areas at the same time.


An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of flood-hit Pakistan Tuesday afternoon, meteorology office said.

The tremors of the quake having epicentre near Afghanistan-Tajikistan border were felt in Swat, Dir, Mohmand tribal areas and the provincial capital Peshawar, Xinhua reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province is the worst hit region in the catastrophic floods which have killed over 1,600 and affected some 20 million in Pakistan.

'Tremors in Srinagar'

Meanwhile, a mild intensity earthquake hit Srinagar and adjoining areas this afternoon but there were no immediate reports of any casualty or damage to property.

The tremors measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale were felt at around 1404 PM, a spokesman of the State Disaster Management said.

The earthquake had its epicentre at Hindukush in Afghanistan, he said adding no casualty or damage to property has been reported so far.








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