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5.8-magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 30 — An earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude on the Richter scale hit parts of Pakistan on Saturday night, said Pakistan Meteorological Department.

No immediate loss of life or property has been reported.

The earthquake took place at about 11:00 p.m. local time.

Tremors were felt in Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore and other cities in the northwest, northern and northeastern parts of the country.

The epicenter, with a depth of 11.5.9 km, is located in Hindu Kush region, a range of mountains lying to northern Pakistan and northeastern Afghanistan.

The quake has caused panic among residents in affected areas, but no casualties and damages have been reported. (PNA/Xinhua)

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