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Quake rocks parts of Pakistan

Last Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 18:05

Islamabad: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted the Pakistani capital and parts of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces on Saturday.

The quake occurred when people were preparing for `sehri`, the pre-dawn meal before a day of fasting during the holy month of Ramzan.

The temblor was felt in Islamabad, Lahore, Mandi Bahauddin, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Mansehra, Abbottabad, and towns and cities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The Met Office said the epicentre of the quake was located 119 km from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir at a depth of 10 km.


First Published: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 18:05
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