5.0 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of northern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 23rd January, 2016 (WAM) - A 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provice on Saturday morning, but no loss of life or property was reported.

Pakistan Meterological Department recorded its intensity at 5 at the depth of 80 kilometers with the epicenter near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border and sent people fleeing shaking buildings in Chitral, Swat, Malakand and adjoining areas.

An official of National Disaster Management Authority said that so far no loss of life was reported from anywhere.


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