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Moderate quake strikes Pakistan, five injured

A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Pakistan's northwestern region early this morning, injuring at least five persons.



Islamabad: A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Pakistan's northwestern region early this morning, injuring at least five persons.

The epicenter of the tremor, originating at a depth of 28.9 kilometres, was about 100 km from Islamabad in Hazarsa region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to the US Geological Survey.

At least two aftershocks followed the quake which created panic among the people, said policeman Akram Khan.

"So far there are reports that five people were injured but none of them seriously," he said, adding that some properties were also damaged.

The tremor was also felt in Islamabad and in parts of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan faces frequent earthquakes as it is located in an active seismic zone. A powerful quake of 7.6-magnitude hit this region in 2005, killing over 74,000 people.

 

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