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|Title : Earthquake in Pakistan with magnitude of 7.1|
|Published Date : 10 Apr 2016|
ISLAMABAD - A powerful earthquake rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday, causing panic among people but no immediate reports of casualties or major damages.
Pakistani official Arif Ullah told The Associated Press that the magnitude - 7.1 quake was centered near Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. Germanys' GFZ Research Centre for Geo sciences set the quake's magnitude at 6.5.
In Islamabad, terrified residents fled their homes and offices as buildings swayed. Television footage showed people praying in public.
Ahmad Kamal, a spokesman at National Disaster Management Authority, said they have not received any information about damages from the earthquake-hit areas. however, he said that post-quake landslides were a potential threat, and said he had asked regional authorities to prepare for all possible contingencies.
Sunday's quake was the strgonest once since October when magnitude - 7.5 earthquake damaged thousands of homes in the northwest.
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