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6.0 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of country

6.0 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of country

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake — with its epicentre being the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region — jolted parts of the country on Sunday morning, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

In a statement, the department said that the earthquake occurred at 10:50am and struck at a depth of 223km.

Tremors were felt in several districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. DawnNewsTV also reported that tremors were felt in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

In a statement, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial disaster management authority said that tremors had been felt in various parts of the province. It added that the authority’s control room had not yet received reports of any damage.

In March, at least two people were killed while six injured as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake had jolted parts of the country.

The US Geological Survey said the quake rocked Afghanistan and parts of India as well, including the capital New Delhi, adding that the quake epicentre was 40 kilometres south-southeast of the Afghan town of Jurm.

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