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6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Punjab and KP Pakistan

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Punjab and KP Pakistan

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Punjab and KP Pakistan

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Punjab and KP Pakistan

Strong Earthquake tremors were felt in several cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Delhi and adjoined areas on Monday afternoon

According to the US Geological Survey, The earthquake magnitude was measured 6.7 on the Richter scale. The depth of the earthquake was 200 kilometers and its epicenter of the earthquake was the border area between Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Earthquake tremors were felt in Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Bahalnagar, Vehari Burelwala and Nankana Sahb in Punjab.

Earthquake tremors were felt in Peshawar, Mardan, Parachanar, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Lower Deer, Chitral Gilgat Sakardu and many cities of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Monday afternoon, local media reported.

Tremors were also felt in several Areas of Azad Kashmir,  Sri Nagar and New Dehli India.

No casualties or damages have been reported from any part of the country. The earthquake jolts were also felt in the border areas of Afghanistan. A 7.7-magnitude earthquake had struck Balochistan, killing over 370 people in September, 2013. Northern areas of the country were also hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in 2005 that killed more than 73,000 people leaving more than 3.5 million homeless.

No after shocks have been reported. After Shocks are usually less violent than the main quake but these after shocks sometimes can be strong enough to do additional damage and can occur in the first few hours, days, weeks, or even months after the main earthquake.

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