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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes northern Pakistan

An earthquake measuring 4.2 degrees on the Richter scale hit the northern part of Pakistan today, but there were no reports of casualties or material losses.

The Pakistan Meteorological and Geological Survey indicated that the epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 90 km near the Hindu Kush mountain range in the far north of Pakistan, noting that it was felt by residents of the northern part of Pakistan, including the capital Islamabad, the city of Peshawar and areas of the Swat Valley.