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5.3 aftershock rocks Pakistan

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October 24, 2005 10:14 IST

A moderate aftershock of 5.3 magnitude rocked parts of Pakistan early Monday, the latest among several hundred aftershocks that rocked parts of the country after the October 8 killer temblor.

The aftershock recorded at 12.58 PM was had its epicentre at a latitude of 34.8 degree north and longitude 73.8 degree east, the Indian Meteorological Department said.

Late Sunday night, Pakistan experienced a strong aftershock, measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, forcing people to come out of their shelters.

The 5.9 magnitude tremor that struck at 9.15 PM Sunday night shook Islamabad, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and other parts of the quake-hit region and it was the strongest among several hundred aftershocks.

Two moderate aftershocks rattled Pakistan's northern areas earlier. The first tremor, registering 5.2 on the Richter scale, hit Mansehra town in Northwest frontier province at 12.29 PM while the second measuring 4.9 was felt at 5.44 AM on Sunday.

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