5.5 Magnitude Earthquake jolts Northwest Pakistan
Peshawar: As per the reports, Today a low-intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan’s northwest. The quake instantly triggered panic among the people.
Official of the Pakistan Meteorological Department said, The epicenter of the quake was in the Hindukush mountain ranges near Tajikistan border at a depth of 144 kilometers.
The quake tremors were felt in regions of Malakand, Swat, Upper and Lower Dir districts in northwest Pakistan.
As per the Pakistani official, “So far no loss to life or property has been reported,”.
The quake came days after a powerful 7.9 temblor jolted Nepal and neighboring areas in China and India. The quake left a trail of devastation in the region with thousands dead and scores injured.
Pakistan had suffered a 7.7-magnitude quake in 2013 which hit southwestern Baluchistan province and killed about 500 people.
However, Pakistan’s worst quake was in 2005 when a 7.6 tremor killed more than 73,000 people.