Strong earthquake jolts Abbottabad, adjoining areas

02 Aug, 2016 9:16 am

ABBOTTABAD (92 News) – A 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Abbottabad and adjoining areas on Tuesday.

The quake’s epicenter was determined at Hindu Kush Mountain range with a focal depth of 10 km.

Tremors were felt in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s district of Abbottabad and its adjoining areas. The tumbler created panic in the people, but no loss of life or property has been reported so far.

Pakistan is located in one of the most earthquake prone areas with high vulnerability to earthquakes.

Geographically, the country lies in the collision zone of the India tectonic plate to the south and the Eurasian plate to the north.

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