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Pakistan: 5.5-magnitude earthquake kills three in Islamabad

The epicentre of the quake was 23 km north-east of capital Islamabad and it was 10 km deep.

Islamabad | Updated: July 25, 2015 4:54 pm
pakistan, earthquake, islamabad, pakistan earthquake, islamabad earthquake, islamabad earthquake today, earthquake roday, pakistan earthquake today, world news The epicentre of the quake was 23 km north-east of capital Islamabad and it was 10 km deep.

At least three people were killed when a moderate 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted various parts of northern Pakistan early today.

According to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the epicentre of the quake was 23 km north-east of capital Islamabad and it was 10 km deep.

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Two women and a nine-year old boy were killed when their house collapsed due to the earthquake in the outskirts of northwestern town of Abbottabad, police said.

The quake, which hit at 1:59 am local time, was felt in several districts.

The United States Geological Survey measured the quake at 5.1-magnitude.

Pakistan faces frequent earthquakes as it is located in an active seismic zone. A powerful quake of 7.6-magnitude in 2005 killed over 74,000 people in the country.

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    Sanjib Banerjee
    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:06 pm
    It is regretful matter to me.I am repented due to this matter as well as all of people of the country.
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