Mild quake felt in Pakistani capital

Mild quake felt in Pakistani capital
Mild quake felt in Pakistani capital

A magnitude-4.5 earthquake was felt in Pakistan's capital and parts of the country's northwest Wednesday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, an official said.

The quake was centered in the Hazara division, a rugged region about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the capital Islamabad, said Mohammed Saeed Bhatti, a deputy director at Meteorological Department.

He said the tremor rattled Islamabad and some northwestern cities like Mansehra, Balakot and Abbottabad. Bhatti said the tremor was an aftershock of last year's magnitude-7.6 quake that devastated parts of northwestern Pakistan and Kashmir, killing about 80,000 people and rendering millions homeless.

About 1,900 aftershocks since then have been recorded, he said, reports the AP.

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