6.2-magnitude quake shakes Pakistan
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Islamabad, Apr 24: A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake today shook the Pakistani capital and many northern parts of the country though there were no immediate reports of casualties, officials said.
The temblor, which had its epicentre in southwestern Afghanistan, was felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore and the tribal areas.
In the federal capital, people rushed out of their homes in panic.
At several places, the tremors last over 10 seconds.
The Pakistan Meteorological Office said the quake measured 6.2 on the Richter Scale.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 IST
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