Strong earthquake jolts Swat, adjoining areas

12 May, 2016 9:24 am

PESHAWAR (92 News) – A 4.5-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat and adjoining areas on Thursday.

The quake’s epicenter was determined at Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush Mountain range with a focal depth of 90 km.

Tremors were felt in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s district of Swat 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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