Even as Pakistan is yet to come out of the crisis that
resulted due to the worst flood in its recent history, an earthquake
jolted northwest region of the country. Mild intensity tremors are
also felt in Srinagar and its adjoining areas at the same time.
An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the
Richter scale jolted northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of
flood-hit Pakistan Tuesday afternoon, meteorology office said.
The tremors of the quake having epicentre near
Afghanistan-Tajikistan border were felt in Swat, Dir, Mohmand tribal
areas and the provincial capital Peshawar, Xinhua reported. There
were no immediate reports of casualties or damages.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province is the worst hit region in the
catastrophic floods which have killed over 1,600 and affected some
20 million in Pakistan.
'Tremors in Srinagar'
Meanwhile, a mild intensity earthquake
hit Srinagar and adjoining areas this afternoon but there were no
immediate reports of any casualty or damage to property.
The tremors measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale were felt at around
1404 PM, a spokesman of the State Disaster Management said.
The earthquake had its epicentre at Hindukush in Afghanistan, he
said adding no casualty or damage to property has been reported so