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4.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Swat district

Earlier on August 7, tremors were also felt in and around Swat (Photo: Online)

SWAT: Earthquake tremors have been felt in and around the Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Panic spread in and around Swat after the quake, and people came out of their homes chanting the Kalima Tayyaba. The epicenter was reported at 4.6 on the Richter scale, according to the US Geological Survey.

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According to the seismological center, the depth of the quake was 118 km and the epicenter was in the Hindu Kush mountain range. There were no immediate reports of injuries or severe damage. 

Earlier on August 7, tremors were also felt in and around Swat, with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale. According to the seismological center, the depth of the quake was 151 km and the epicenter was the Hindu Kush mountain range.

Earlier on June 17, several parts of Pakistan, including Islamabad, were jolted by a 4.4 magnitude earthquake, with no life losses reported so far.

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck 25km to the southeast of Mangora (also known as Mingora) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district at 7:19pm. The depth was recorded at 20km.

Reports have started to emerge that the tremors were also felt in Muzaffarabad city and its surrounding areas, Swat, Balakot and Abbottabad. Several citizens took to Twitter to share their concerns, questioning whether others had felt the tremors too.

 

 

 

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