Earthquake of 5.8 magntiude jolts KP, northern areas – Pakistan

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook parts of Pakistan early Monday morning, according to the National Seismic Monitoring Center in Islamabad.

According to Pakistan Radio The earthquake shook Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the northern areas. KP Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) spokesman Taimur Ali said the earthquake was felt in Peshawar, Malakand, Mardan, Charsadda, Attock and in the Hazara division, which generated fear among the locals. Locals added that the jolts were felt in Shangla, Kohistan, Battagram, Torghar, Swat and other areas of the north of the country, DawnNewsTV reported.

Ali said the casualties were not yet reported, adding that the PDMA was in contact with the district administration to gather details of the damage that may have occurred.

The NSMC recorded the earthquake in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan with a depth of 157 km.

In addition, an earthquake of magnitude 3.8 to 10 km northeast of Jhelum was recorded on Sunday.

Last week, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook parts of KP, sending people out of the buildings to the streets. The epicenter of the earthquake occurred in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, according to data published by the Pakistan Department of Meteorology (PMD).

Earthquakes occur when people remain nervous after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 5.6 shook several cities and parts of the north of the country on September 26, even in KP, leaving at least 38 people dead, more than 500 injured and thousands of houses and damaged road infrastructure. . After the earthquake, at least 67 people were injured after superficial tremors that hit the city of Mirpur, Azad Kashmir.

Additional reports by Umar Bacha

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1510785/earthquake-of-58-magntiude-jolts-kp-northern-areas

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