5.6 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of KP: PMD.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake jolted a number of districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday at around 4:30pm.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PDM), tremors were felt in Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat, Swabi, Lower Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram, and Khyber.

PMD said the epicentre of the earthquake was 37km west of Chitral with a depth of approximately 190km. It had a longitude of 71.39 East and a latitude of 35.89 North.

The Met department added that no information of any loss of lives or property was reported so far.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), an American government agency that tracks seismic activity across the globe, the depth was measured at 96km with a magnitude of 5.1...

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