Pakistani capital shaken by 5.3-magnitude earthquake

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.

Related Content

Breaking news
September 15, 2019
White House says U.S. ready to tap SPR, doesn't rule out Iran meeting