Powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake jolts Islamabad, parts of KP

The powerful earthquake struck the federal capital and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday morning

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ISLAMABAD: Another powerful earthquake, the second in the past 10 days, jolted the federal capital and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday morning.

According to details, the earthquake was measured 5.8 on the Richter scale. The Koh-e-Hindukush mountains in Afghanistan were the epicenter of the quake. The earthquake was 157 kilometers deep.

Tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and surrounding areas as well as in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Waziristan, Malakand, Dir, Chitral, Mansehra, Nowshera, Hazara Division, Buttgram. People came out of their homes in fear and panic.

No loss of life or property has been reported so far.

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