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5.8 quake shakes Pakistan

People stand outside their offices after an earthquake is felt in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sept 24. A powerful 5.8-magnitude earthquake has struck Pakistan’s capital Islamabad and other cities in the eastern Punjab province, scaring many people who rushed out of multistory buildings and homes. (AP)

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 shook northern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring 50, government officials said. The quake struck 14 miles (23 km) north of Jhelum, Pakistan, at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. “The (most) damage is in areas between Jhelum and Mirpur,” said the chief of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, Lieutenant General Mohammad Afzal. “So far we have reports of the death of a girl child and injuries to nearly 50 people.” (RTRS)

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