5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan

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Islamabad, June 30: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted parts of Pakistan on Tuesday, media reported.

Earthquake jolts several areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces early on Tuesday, Dawn online reported.

Quake jolts Pakistan

The epicentre of the quake was located in the Hindu Kush mountain range on the Afghan-Tajik border, 300 kilometres from Peshawar, on the depth of 190 kilometres.

The tremors prompted panic-stricken people in the affected areas to rush out from their homes. There was no report of any casualty or damages.

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According to the United States Geological Survey, the tremors were felt in Afghanistan as well.

A massive earthquake in 2005 claimed lives more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless in Pakistan.

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