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Quake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hits Pakistan

A moderate earthquake deep in the Hindu Kush mountain range today jolted parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, but there were no reports of any casualties or damage, officials said.



Islamabad: A moderate earthquake deep in the
Hindu Kush mountain range today jolted parts of Pakistan,
Afghanistan and Tajikistan, but there were no reports of any
casualties or damage, officials said.

"A moderate earthquake of 5.2 magnitude was recorded at
1334 (PST)," Zahid Rafi, director of the seismic centre at
Pakistan`s meteorological department told AFP.

"The epicentre of the earthquake was on the
Afghanistan-Tajikistan border and its depth was 230
kilometres. It was also felt in Pakistan`s Swat Valley
and other areas close to Hindu Kush," he said.

On October 8, 2005 a 7.6-magnitude quake killed more than
73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in
Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and parts of the country`s
North-West Frontier Province.

PTI

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