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6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Parts of Pakistan, 1 Killed in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province

The tremors unfold worry and panic as folks rushed out into open areas.
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A person was reported to have died after the roof of his home collapsed following the tremors in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

  • PTI Islamabad
  • Last Updated:June 22, 2022, 15:13 IST
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A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook components of Pakistan early Wednesday, killing one individual within the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, in line with a media report.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the epicenter of the quake was 44km southwest of Khost in Afghanistan at a depth of 50.8km. The quake struck at 1:54 am (native time). The tremors have been felt in Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore and different components of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

A person was reported to have died after the roof of his home collapsed following the tremors in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

According to police, the person – a member of the native soccer staff – was asleep inside his home in Lakki Marwat on the time the roof collapsed, the Express Tribune newspaper reported.

The tremors unfold worry and panic as folks rushed out into open areas.

Pakistan lies in an energetic seismic zone and is usually visited by quakes of assorted magnitude. This is the second earthquake in per week after a 5.2 magnitude quake shook components of the nation on June 17.

A lethal earthquake hit the nation in 2005 which killed greater than 74,000 folks.

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