Apr 242013

ISLAMABAD: Earthquake tremors were felt across Pakistan including in Parachinar, Mohmad Agency, Shabqadar, Swat, Peshawar, Islamabad, Chiniot and Lahore.

According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake measured 5.7 on the Richter scale with its epicenter in Southeastern Afghanistan. Following the tremors, citizens rushed to open spaces fearing for their safety. No loss of life has been reported.

Tremors were also felt in Afghanistan and India.

On April 16, a 7.8 earthquake with its epicenter in Iran was also felt across Pakistan. At least 40 people were killed in Mashakhel a town located on in Balochistan near the Pak-Iran border.

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