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6.7 magnitude earthquake hits various parts of Pakistan


earth quake in pakistan

An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted many parts of Pakistan today July 10 Monday afternoon.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department the epicentre of the quake to be near the Afghan-Tajikistan border and was measured to be at a depth of 200 kilometres.

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According to MET tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi along its suburbs areas, Peshawar, Swat, Chitral, Batkhaila, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Chitral, Faisalabad, Mianwali, Sargodah Gilgir-Baltistan region, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the bordering regions of Afghanistan.

Director General MET Ghulam Rasool said that tremors were felt up to 30 seconds after the quake while shocks of earthquake were also observe in some parts of India. However, no causalities have been reported so far.