Moderate earthquake rocks Pakistan

Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked parts of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on Friday afternoon, the Met office said.

The earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, jolted Jacobabad and Sukkur districts and its adjoining areas, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Met office said the epicentre of the quake was determined at a focal depth of 122 km in Jacobabad district of the province.

The earthquake created panic among the people, but no loss of life was reported, according to the initial reports.

Pakistan is located in one of the most earthquake prone areas with high vulnerability to earthquakes.

Geographically, the country lies in the collision zone of the India tectonic plate to the south and the Eurasian plate to the north.

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