5.3-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday.

Tremors were felt in Peshawar, Swat, Lower Dir, Swabi, Nowshera, Chitral, Bajaur, Malakand, Abbottabad, Mohmand and other surrounding areas.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the magnitude of the earthquake was measured 5.3 on the Richter Scale.

The epicentre was the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

People left their homes in panic for safer places but no loss of life and property was reported.

Meanwhile, Disaster Management Kashmir reported that an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 that occurred at the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border was also felt in Jammu and Kashmir at 6:45pm today, 

“An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred 84-km South East of Fayzabad in Afghanistan,” National Center for Seismology said.

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