Earthquake strikes northern Pakistan

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Islamabad, July 27 (ANI): Parts of Northern Pakistan were struck by an earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale on Monday afternoon.

The Dawn quoted the U.S. Geological Survey as saying that the quake struck at 12:23 p.m. 138 kilometers north of Islamabad and 77 kilometers east of Mingora, the main town in the Swat district.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but the tremors were felt in Mansehra and Malakand at 12:24 p.m.

The quake's epicentre was located in Balakot, about 138 kilometers north of Islamabad.

Islamabad and some parts of Punjab province also experienced tremors. (ANI)

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