Monday, December 29, 2008

5.7 magnitude quake jolts Abbotabad, Gilgit and Chitral, no casualties reported

Monday, December 29, 2008

A moderate 5.7quake jolted upper parts of Pakistan on Monday morning. According to US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the tremor, which occurred at 8:37 am, was located just 141 kilometers beneath the earth whereas 145 kilometers in northwest of Mingora and 71 kilometer in northwest of Chitral. The tremor felt in Dir, Chitral, Malakand,Swat, Peshawar, Attock, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Takhtbai, Mansehra, Dargai Sakhakot, Para Chinar, Kurram Agency, South Waziristan and other tribal areas. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

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