Quake jolts north­ern Pak­istan, Afghan

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PESHAWAR: An earth­quake has struck the Hindu Kush moun­tain range in Afghanistan and was strongly felt in north­ern Pak­istan.

The United States Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey said the quake had a mag­ni­tude of 5.2, while Pak­istan’s me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal de­part­ment said it was mag­ni­tude 5.9, with its epi­cen­tre in the Afghan moun­tain range.

The USGS said Satur­day night’s quake had a depth of 101 km.

The earth­quake was felt from tribal re­gions along the Afghan bor­der in the north to the eastern city of La­hore and its sur­round­ing ar­eas in Pun­jab prov­ince. There were no im­me­di­ate re­ports of dam­age.

North­ern Pak­istan is on earth­quake fault line. In 2005 a ma­jor earth­quake caused mas­sive dam­ages in north­ern Pak­istan and in the Pak­istani part of the dis­puted Kash­mir re­gion, killing more than 70 000 peo­ple.

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