Strong quake jolts most parts of Pakistan
13 July, 2012
LAHORE: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted several parts of the country, including Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Tribal Areas, on Thursday evening.
Tremors were felt in Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Dera Ismail Khan, Peshawar, Mardan, North Waziristan, Swat, Hangu, Battagram, Nowshera and Hazara division.
Talking to our sources, Regional Met Office Director Mahr Sahibzada Khan said the quake was recorded at 6.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale, adding that it was of high magnitude but no damage occurred in any part of the country. No loss of life and property has been reported from any part of the country. Its epicentre was 176 kilometres down the earth in Hindukush region.