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The epicenter of the earthquake was Koh-e-Suleman

PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – The earthquake of 5.2 magnitude on Richter scale on Monday jolted several districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar and adjacent areas, Dunya News reported.

The earthquake jolts sparked panic among the locals who evacuated the buildings while reciting prayers. As per the Metrological center, today’s jolts were of 5.2 magnitude while the US Geological Survey recorded it at 4.9.

The epicenter of the earthquake was Koh-e-Suleman.


Read: PM Nawaz directs to ensure immediate delivery of relief goods, money to quake-hit areas

 

 

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The Frontier Post

5.2 earthquake jolts Peshawar, adjacent districts

5.2 earthquake jolts Peshawar, adjacent districts

Last Updated On 02 November,2015 About 1 hour ago The epicenter of the earthquake was Koh-e-Suleman PESHAWAR (Local TV) – The earthquake of 5.2 magnitude on Richter scale on Monday jolted several districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar and adjacent areas, Local TV reported. The earthquake jolts sparked panic among the locals who evacuated the buildings while reciting prayers. As per the Metrological center, today’s jolts were of 5.2 magnitude while the US Geological Survey recorded it at 4.9. The epicenter of the earthquake was Koh-e-Suleman. Read: PM Nawaz directs to ensure immediate delivery of relief goods, money to quake-hit areas Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday reached the earthquake affected areas once again where he directed to ensure immediate delivery of relief goods and compensation money to the affectees. PM Nawaz said the planning to rehabilitate the affected areas and people has been completed and that the cheques will be distributed tomorrow (Tuesday). He thanked Pakistan Army and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on cooperation. Addressing the earthquake affectees in Bajaur, PM Nawaz said programmes are being started to rebuild houses that were destroyed in the earthquake. He said he desires the houses are rebuilt before the intense cold begins. He thanked General Raheel Sharif and KP government upon cooperation. PM Nawaz said the compensation money are not substitute of lost lives but the government is doing everything it can to share the grief of the affectees.

 

 

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Rain, snowfall add to woes of earthquake victims

Rain, snowfall add to woes of earthquake victims

Last Updated On 03 November,2015 10:40 am

 

With temperatures already plummeting as winter fast approaches, there is no time to delay.

 

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – The victims of October 26 earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks, who have been living out in the open, are facing additional problems due to rain and snowfall in upper parts of Pakistan. According to Met Office, scattered rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the next 12 hours. Spokesman of Met-Office informed that a westerly wave has entered Pakistan on Sunday evening. Under the influence of this weather system rain/thunderstorm is expected at scattered places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir and at isolated places of Zhob, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Sargodha divisions and Islamabad during Monday to Wednesday. Snowfall is also expected over the hills of Malakand, Hazara divisions, GB and Kashmir during the period. Expected minimum temperature range in Dir will be between 03 to 05°C, Lower Dir 08 to 10°C, Chitral 06 to 08°C, Gilgit 03 to 05°C and Hunza 02 to 04°C.

 

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), at least 271 people have been killed and more than 35,000 houses damaged in Pakistan due to powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake on October 26. The quake was centred near Jurm in northeast Afghanistan, 250 kilometres (160 miles) from the capital Kabul and at a depth of 213.5 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. A report released by the NDMA says 32 people were killed in Chitral, the Pakistani town closest to the quake s epicenter.

At least 50 people were killed in the nearby Shangla, the country’s worst affected area.

 

 

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