Earthquake jolts northwestern Pakistan

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit the districts of Peshawar, Chitral, Malakund and other adjoining towns near the border with Afghanistan.

Earthquake jolts northwestern Pakistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Residents in Pakistan's northwest rushed into the streets on Friday after the region was hit by an earthquake of moderate intensity, officials said.

According to the Meteorological Department of Pakistan, the 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit the districts of Peshawar, Chitral, Malakund and other adjoining towns near the border with Afghanistan.

Reports from the towns say the shocks were felt at around 9 a.m. (local time) prompting a large number of people to leave their homes and offices. No loss to life or damage to property has yet been reported.

The troubled northwestern region has seen 800,000 people displaced since June, when Pakistan's army launched a military operation against militants based in the North Waziristan tribal area. 

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