Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

4.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Swat, other areas

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SWAT: A moderate earthquake hit Swat and surrounding areas on Thursday. The epicenter was reported in the Hindu Kush Range.

According to the earthquake center, the Richter scale is 4.4.

People evacuated the house after feeling a tremor in the special police.

Pakistan straddles part of the border where India and the Eurasian tectonic plates meet, making the country vulnerable to earthquakes.

In October 2015, a 7.5-magnitude quake in Pakistan and Afghanistan killed almost 400 people in rugged terrain that impeded relief efforts.

The country was also hit by a 7.6-magnitude quake on October 8, 2005, that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.

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