6.6 magnitude tremors at 236km depth jolted Northern Pakistan:  American Geological Survey

M. M. ALAM

 

ISLAMABAD: American Geological Survey has informed that on Sunday at 3.30PM northern areas of   Pakistan was jolted for eight to ten seconds by 6.6 magnitude tremors that originated at the depth of 236km with Hindu Kush Region as its epicenter.

People based in Abbotabad, Faisalabad, Mansehra, Peshawar and Lahore while talking to NewsPakistan.TV informed panicked people rushed out to open spaces reciting holy verses.

Two people have expired so far in Swat and Gilgit due to collapse of  the ceiling. One car driver lost his life while co-traveler   got injured when a boulder from nearby mountain fell on their vehicle. Sources in Peshawar have reported that  at least eight people got injured in tremors related  

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Tremors were also felt in Afghanistan and India 

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