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4.9 magnitude earthquake strike Islamabad, surrounding areas

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 142 kilometres with its epicentre being the Hindu Kush region.

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck Islamabad and surrounding areas on Saturday night.

The tremor was also felt in Peshawar, Swat, Chitral, Lower Dir and surrounding areas.

The earthquake occurred at 10:44 pm, according to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Hindu Kush region at a depth of 42 kilometres, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

Fortunately, no report of loss or damage was received by the time of filing this report.

Last month, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of the country.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Hindu Kush region at a depth of 213km.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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