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Mild earthquake hits Islamabad, adjoining areas

A mild intensity earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale hit Pakistani capital Islamabad and several adjoining areas in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces on Thursday.

The epicentre of the tremor was near Hazro in Attock district of Punjab province, Pakistan Meteorological Department said.

"It occurred at a depth of 12 kilometres," the department said in a tweet.
The tremor was felt in Nowshera, Haripur and Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, local media reported, adding that people rushed out of their buildings in panic.

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