Earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

Earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

SWAT: A moderate intensity earthquake on Thursday jolted Mingora in Swat and adjoining areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The intensity of tremors recorded 4.7 magnitude at Richter scale, according to a report.

The earthquake tremors were felt across Mingora town and adjoining areas.

The depth of the quake was 100 kilometres with epicentre in Hindukush Mountain range, according to seismological reports.

The 2005 Kashmir earthquake also occurred 8 October. It was centered near the city of Muzaffarabad, and also affected Balakot city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The quake claimed thousands of lives besides causing massive damage to infrastructure especially in Azad Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.