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WORLD NEWS | Powerful magnitude 6 earthquake hits parts of Pakistan


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ISLAMABAD, May 28 (PTI) A powerful 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook several parts of Pakistan on Sunday morning, sparking panic and forcing residents to flee their homes.

According to the National Earthquake Monitoring Center in Islamabad, the epicenter of the quake was located in the border region of Afghanistan and Tajikistan at a depth of 223 km, which greatly reduced its destructive impact.

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Islamabad, Peshawar, Swat, Haripur, Malakand, Abbottabad, Bhatgram, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Turkslia, Pindadadan Khan and several others in the country were reported to have The region was shaken.

So far, there have been no reports of casualties or property damage.

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Pakistan regularly witnesses earthquakes of varying magnitude.

The deadliest earthquake to hit Pakistan in 2005 killed more than 74,000 people.

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