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Mild quake felt in northwestern Pakistan

The magnitude 4.8 quake was centred about 325 kilometers north of Peshawar in the HinduKush mountains.

india Updated: May 12, 2006 00:14 IST

A mild earthquake was felt in parts of northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, an official said.

The magnitude 4.8 quake was centred about 325 kilometers north of Peshawar in the Hindu Kush mountains near Afghanistan, said Arif Ullah, an official at the country's main Seismological Centre.

He said the tremor jolted Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province, and remote northern areas like Chitral. Moderate earthquakes are often felt in the Hindu Kush mountains that straddle the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

First Published: May 12, 2006 00:12 IST