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5.5 magnitude natural disaster hits Pakistan, no casualties reported

Mild tremor hits parts of country Mild tremor hits parts of country
Eleena Tovar | 18 Abril, 2017, 17:26

Moderate quake struck various areas of the country including twin cities Islamabad-Rawalpindi and its adjacent areas in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Tremors were felt in several cities including Lahore, Islamabad, Nowshera and Ghizer Valley. People came out of their houses in search of safer places, Geo News reported. Its epicenter was located in Hindukush region, Afghanistan, at a depth of 180 kilometers and due to the same depth, it did not cause any catastrophe. As per the latest information, no loss of life or casualties have been reported as of yet.

The epicenter of the quake was in Hindukush mountainous range in Afghanistan.

On October 8, 2005, Pakistan witnessed a 7.6-magnitude quake that killed over 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.