Quake jolts northwest Pakistan: Seismologists

A moderate earthquake of 5.2 magnitude jolted Pakistan near the border with Afghan.

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010, 12:22 PM IST

Islamabad: A moderate earthquake of 5.2
magnitude jolted Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan
on Friday, seismologists said.

The quake struck at 4:17 am (2317 GMT Thursday) with its
epicentre 82 kilometres west-southwest of Dera Ismail Khan, at
a depth of just 10 kilometres, the United States Geological
Survey said.

Pakistan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on October
8, 2005 that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5
million homeless, mainly in PoK and parts of Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa.

PTI