Pakistani capital shaken by 5.3-magnitude earthquake

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 11, 2010 08:03




ISLAMABAD — Residents of Pakistan's capital were jolted from their beds overnight by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake — a chilling reminder of the devastating temblor that killed more than 80,000 people and left 3 million homeless almost exactly five years ago.

Arif Mahmood, a seismological official in the northwestern city of Peshawar, said the quake's epicenter was only about 17 miles (28 kilometers) north of Islamabad.

It occurred at about 2:45 a.m. Monday and was shallow at about 6 miles (10 kilometers) deep, so it caused strong shaking. But no damage or injuries were reported.


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