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Mild quake jolts Badakhshan

Mild quake jolts Badakhshan

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Oct 05, 2013 - 10:45

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A mild earthquake struck northeastern Afghanistaninfo-icon on Saturday but there was report about damage or casualties. Tremors were also felt across neighbouring Pakistaninfo-icon.

The epicenter of the 4.9 magnitude earthquake was in Badakhshan province near the border with Tajikistan at a depth of 114.9 kilometres, according to the United States Geological Survey.

According to DawnNews, monitored here, Pakistan's local meteorological department put magnitude of the earthquake at 5.6 on the open-ended Richter scale.

It said northwestern areas in Chitral, Swat and Lower Dir districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were jolted. But there were no reports of casualties or damage.

PAN Monitor/mud

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