Moderate 5.5 quake hits northern Pakistan
30 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: A moderate 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern and northern areas on Sunday, with tremors felt in several cities, but officials said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The epicentre was on the country's border with Afghanistan and Tajikistan at a depth of 201 kilometres, Regional Meteorological Chief S Mushtaq Shah told AFP.
The quake was felt in several northwestern cities, including Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan and Charsadda and also in the northern town of Chitral, he said.
The country was hit by a 7.6 magnitudes earthquake on October 8, 2005, that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.