World Bulletin/News Desk
A shallow earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck northwest Pakistan on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake was only 10 kms (six miles) deep and struck at 6:57 GMT about 140 km (85 miles) northeast of Sialkot in Pakistan, said the USGS. Powerful, shallow quakes are capable of causing extensive damage.
Pakistan bore the brunt of a powerful quake centred in Iran last month, killing at least 35 people in Pakistan and destroying hundreds of houses.
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