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Quake jolts northwest Pakistan

A moderate earthquake of 5.2 magnitude jolted Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan on Friday, seismologists said.

world Updated: Dec 10, 2010 07:53 IST

A moderate earthquake of 5.2 magnitude jolted Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan on Friday, seismologists said.

The quake struck at 4:17 am (2317 GMT Thursday) with its epicentre 82 kilometres west-southwest of Dera Ismail Khan, at a depth of just 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey said.

Pakistan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on October 8, 2005 that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in PoK and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.