Another quake jolts Pakistan
hussain | January 4, 2009 at 03:58 pmby
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There were no immediate reports of damage in the quake which hit at 4.20 a.m. local time. According to preliminary reports, the cities of Islamabad, Swat, Chitral, Gilgit, Buner, Peshawar, Abbotabad, Kohat, Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujranwala as well as Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir were jolted.
According to the Metereological Department, the epicentre of the earthquake was in Hidukash Range..
As the writer was trying to sleep for the past couple of hours and the quake shattered my effort to go to sleep, I thought it necessary to inform the NP readers about the happening..
Earlier, a tremor measuring 5.9 had struck parts of Pakistan in the wee hours of Sunday, leaving five people injured in different parts of the North West Frontier Province while one woman had reportedly died of heart failure because of the earthquake.