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5.6 magnitude quake jolts parts of country

ISLAMABAD:  A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit different parts of the country on Tuesday. However, there were no reports of damages or injuries, ARY News reported. As per details, tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar, Swat, Shangla, Mardan, Nowshera, Upper Dir, Malakand, Swabi, Buner, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Marri, Balakot, Battagram, Gilgit Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, and other cities of the country. The epicentre of the earthquake was at the depth of 40 kilometer, according to the National Seismic…

Minor earthquake jolts Jhang, adjoining areas

JHANG: A magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit Jhang district and its adjoining areas on Thursday, forcing people to rush out of their homes and workplaces, ARY News reported. The epicenter of the tremor was located some 40 kilometers northwest of the district at the depth of 20km, according to the metrological department. No loss of life or property damage was reported. It is pertinent to mention here that an earthquake had hit Quetta and other cities of northern and eastern Balochistan last week. The tremor struck Quetta and…

Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumbawa: USGS

SINGAPORE: An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the US Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday. There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 36 km (22 miles), at a distance of about 230 km (143 miles) south of Raba in the east of the island, which forms part of West Nusa Tenggara province. The quake followed one of magnitude 6 that struck in the same…

SC questions why earthquake funds were transferred to BISP, Multan Metro

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday reprimanded the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) for not constructing even a single road in Balakot after the deadly earthquake in 2005, ARY News reported. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu notice pertaining to alleged embezzlement in the grants and donations meant for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the earthquake survivors. During the hearing, Justice Nisar said the government failed…

6.9-magnitude quake strikes off southern Philippines: USGS

MANILA: A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, monitors said, adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighbouring Indonesia. The quake struck southeast of Davao City at a depth of 59 kilometres (35 miles), the US Geological Survey said, while the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said "hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible" along the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines. However tsunami waves were forecast to…

Pakistan Army hands over model village to 2013 earthquake affectees in Awaran

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Wednesday handed over homes and shops of a model village in  amongst families who got displaced in 2013 earthquake in Mashkai tehsil of Balochistan province's Awaran district. According to a statement released by Inter Services Public Relations, the model Village has all the basic amenities including school, market, water supply system and solar-based electricity. "This mega project has been built on self-help basis by Pakistan Army in short span of six months. Locals showed complete…