Quake aftershocks rattle parts of Pakistan
the epicenter of the quake was centered about 200 kilometers northeast of Peshawar in the mountainous region of Hazara.india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 10:49 IST
A magnitude-5 aftershock of October's massive earthquake rattled Pakistan's capital before dawn on Friday, but there were no reports of any damage or casualties, an official said.
The tremor at 2:49 am was felt in Islamabad, the northwestern city of Peshawar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, which was badly damaged in the October 8 quake, said Sailur Rahman, an official at the Seismological Center.
He said the epicenter of the quake was centered about 200 kilometers northeast of Peshawar in the mountainous region of Hazara.
Some 1,672 aftershocks have been felt in Pakistan and its portion of Kashmir since the magnitude-7.6 quake struck in October, leaving about 87,000 people dead and around 3.5 million homeless.
Officials says mild and moderate aftershocks will continue in the coming months, although they are not likely to cause any major damage.
First Published: Feb 03, 2006 10:49 IST