5.4 earthquake hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

Islamabad/Kabul/Manila, Apr 4 : A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale rocked Afghanistan and Pakistan on Thursday.

The earthquake measured 5.4 on the Richter Scale and it was located 273 km northeast of Afghanistan capital Kabul city, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

"The tremors were felt in many areas in the north of the country including the federal capital Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, Haripur, Kohat, Peshhawar, Charsadda, Malakand and Kashmir areas," Dawn News reported.

No casualties or damages have been reported so far.

Another earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale shook parts of Luzon island in Philippines.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake occured at around 10.27 am (local time).

The epicenter of the quake was recorded at Baler area of Aurora province in Philippines.

No casualties or damages have been reported so far.

--IBNS (Posted on 04-04-2013)

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