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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 10 (UNI) An earthquake measuring 5.5-magnitude hit parts of Pakistan on Saturday morning, the country's National Seismic Monitoring Center said.

According to the center, the quake struck at 11:43 a.m. local time, with the epicenter determined at Afghanistan-Tajikistan border located off Pakistan's northwest border areas. The quake's depth was 70 km.

The strong tremors were felt in different areas of the country, including northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, capital Islamabad and some districts of eastern Punjab province, Xinhua said quoting local media.

The tremors created panic among people who rushed to the open places. However, no loss of life or property has been reported yet.

Pakistan has worse history of serious earthquakes, as it is located at one of the most earthquake-prone areas with high vulnerability to earthquakes.

Saturday's quake is the second quake above 5.0-magnitude, hitting Pakistan over the last three days. Earlier on Thursday, a 5.9-magnitude quake originating from Hindu Kush range hit the same areas.

UNI XC JW1342

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Eleven killed, 4 injured at van collision in eastern Thailand

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18 Aug 2019 | 3:03 PM

Bangkok, Aug 18 (UNI) A van collision in eastern Thailand killed 11 and injured four on Sunday, local media reported.

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Nine civilians killed in roadside bomb blast in N Afghanistan

18 Aug 2019 | 2:53 PM

Kabul, Aug 18 (UNI) Hours after a deadly attack in the Afghan capital in which 63 people were killed in a wedding ceremony, a roadside bomb on Sunday claimed another nine lives in northern province of Balkh.

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Hong Kong braces for huge rally as China condemns US 'gross interference'

18 Aug 2019 | 12:09 PM

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Hong Kong braces for huge rally as China condemns US 'gross interference'

18 Aug 2019 | 12:01 PM

Hong Kong, Aug 17 (UNI) Hong Kong is bracing for a fresh rally by more than 100,000 protesters after two months of increasingly violent clashes that have prompted severe warnings from Beijing and no sign of concessions from the city’s government.

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N Korea slams US for conducting joint military drills with S Korea

18 Aug 2019 | 12:01 PM

Pyongyang, Aug 18 (UNI) North Korea has once again lambasted the United States for conducting joint military drills with South Korea, local media reported on Sunday.

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