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.
First Published: Dec 10, 2010 07:51 IST