23 C
Kuwait City
November 15, 2019
Gulflance
Home » Strong earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan – News
International Khaleejtimes

Strong earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan – News

National Seismic Monitoring Centre recorded the quake in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan.

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday, although there were no reports of casualties or injuries.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) spokesman Taimur Ali said the earthquake was felt in Peshawar, Malakand, Mardan, Charsadda, Attock and in the Hazara division creating fear among locals.

Locals added that jolts were also felt in Shangla, Kohistan, Battagram, Torghar, Swat and other northern areas of the country, Dawn news reported.

Ali said that no causalities were reported yet, adding that the PDMA was in contact with the district administration to collect details of damage that might have occurred.

Pakistan’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre recorded the quake in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan with a depth of 157 km.

Last week, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, sending people out of buildings and on to the streets. The epicentre of the quake was in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, according to data released by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

The two quakes comes after a powerful 5.6-magnitude temblor rocked several cities and northern parts of the country on September 26, leaving at least 38 people dead, over 500 injured and thousands of houses and road infrastructure damaged.

MORE FROM Khaleej Times

  • Sharjah


    Beachgoers and families will now enjoy a series of scheduled… READ MORE

  • Rest of Asia


    Typhoon Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night,… READ MORE

  • Bahrain


    The brothers and sons of the deceased expressed deepest thanks to the … READ MORE

  • Health


    Product contains prohibited substances that increase the risk of… READ MORE


Source link
Click here to read more news from @khaleejtimes

Related posts

Saudi-UAE joint visa to be launched – News

gulflance

Climate change activists target London’s financial district

Gulf Times

Virat Kohli could topple Steve Smith as No.1 batsman in 3rd Test against South Africa | cricket

HindustanTimes

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Please spend a minute

Gulflance Poll

Which is worst social media?
Vote Now
close-link
Sign-up for exclusive content. Be up to date with Gulflance
Subscribe
Subscribe
close-image