A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hits several areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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On Wednesday, a medium-sized earthquake jolted several districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

 

The earthquake was felt in Swat, Malakand, Buner, Shangla and Mansehra districts of the province, according to a report.

According to the National Seismological Center, the earthquake was measured at 4.3 on the Richter scale. The depth of the earthquake was recorded at 30 km while the epicenter was located 45 km in the southeast of Dir district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

No loss of life or property was reported in the earthquakes.

The region is active for seismic activity, as it was struck earlier on November 26, when a moderate earthquake hit the Swat region and the adjacent areas of the Kharaa lines.

According to the National Seismological Center, the quake measured 4.5 on the Richter scale. The depth of the earthquake was recorded at 40 km and its epicenter was in the Pak-Afghan border area.

On October 18 this year, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Mingora in Swat and adjacent areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The intensity of the tremors was recorded at 4.7 on the Richter scale.

Seismic reports said the quake was at a depth of 100 km and had its epicenter in the Hindu Kush mountain range.

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