Published On: Mon, Jan 18th, 2021
Published in Category: Peshawar

5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Peshawar, other KP cities

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PESHAWAR: An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Peshawar and different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in the wee hours of Sunday.

As per details, the tremor was also felt in Peshawar, Swat, Lower and Upper Dir, Hangu, Malakand and their adjoining areas. People came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No loss of life and property was reported from any part of the province due to the earthquake.

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, the epicenter of the earthquake was Afghanistan and its depth was 198 kilometre.