6.0 strong tremors jolt Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

11:22 PM | 22 Nov, 2015
6.0 strong tremors jolt Pakistan, Afghanistan and India
PESHAWAR (Staff Report) - A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has shaken the country, including parts of Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Punjab and Kashmir, stretching to Afghanistan and India.

Depth is 92km while epicentre is reported to be the Hindukush Region.

Read more: Over 255 dead after strongest-ever earthquake in Pakistan

There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of earthquake was 22km SSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan and 29km (18mi) SSW of Ishkashim, Tajikistan.

Read more: 10 deadliest earthquakes recorded in the world till date

The depth of earthquake was 92.4 km inside earth and intensity was 5.9 on Richter scale. This was second earthquake that was generated from same place in less than one month.

Read more: Earthquakes - through science and religion

Fear and panic has gripped the residents, especially in the mountainous regions which received a 7.5 strong earthquake on October 26 - centred in the Hindu Kush, the 800km mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan - leaving more than 300 people dead and over 2,000 injured.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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