6.2 quake hits northwest Pakistan

The moderate earthquake's epicenter is located in Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan.

6.2 quake hits northwest Pakistan

World Bulletin/News Desk

A moderate earthquake jolted northwestern Pakistan on Saturday morning, sending panicked people to the streets.

The earthquake was registered magnitude 6.2 at Richter scale by the Pakistan Meterological department with its epicenter located in Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan.

Four children were injured in northwestern Buner district when the roof of a classroom at a local school could not bear the shocks of earthquake, police said.

According to the meteorological department, the earthquake occured at a depth of 50 meters.

Reports trickling into Islamabad say that earthquake tremors struck a vast part of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the tribal belt that borders the country with neighboring Afghanistan.

No major destruction to life or property has so far been reported. 

 

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