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Earthquake of 5.6 magnitude strikes parts of Pakistan and India

Islamabad, 13th June, 2023 (GNP): A powerful earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck parts of India and Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon, causing tremors and mild panic among the affected regions. The National Seismic Monitoring Centre reported that the earthquake had a depth of 10 kilometers and its epicenter was located in Eastern Kashmir.

According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake’s magnitude was recorded at 5.7, with the epicenter approximately 99 kilometers north of Pathankot in northern India.

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The impact of the earthquake was felt in various cities, including Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, and their adjoining areas.

People were seen evacuating buildings as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, no loss of life or damages have been reported thus far.

Tremors were also experienced in the Indian capital, New Delhi, and several parts of North India, as reported by the ANI news agency.

This recent earthquake followed a similar seismic activity last month when two consecutive tremors affected parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, resulting in injuries to three children. Mild tremors were also felt in New Delhi and its surrounding areas.

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Earlier in March, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck various regions of the country, claiming the lives of two individuals and leaving six others injured.

Authorities in both India and Pakistan are closely monitoring the situation and urging citizens to remain cautious and prepared for any aftershocks.