ISLAMABAD: A powerful earthquake of 5.9 magnitude jolted elements of the nation within the early Thursday morning, ARY Information reported.
In response to particulars, tremors have been felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar, Kohat and in different cities of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Folks got here out of their properties in panic and began reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No lack of life and property was reported from any space of the nation as a result of earthquake.
In response to the Nationwide Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, the epicenter of the quake which struck on Thursday morning was situated within the Hindu Kush vary in Afghanistan on the depth of 279 kilometres.
Earlier this week, a minor 4.9 – magnitude earthquake jolted varied cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.
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In response to experiences, the tremors have been felt in Abbottabad, Buner, Dir, Bisham and different areas.
The previous horror
On October 26, 2015 a 7.5 magnitude quake ripped throughout Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing greater than 390 folks in whole. In Pakistan, at the very least 276 folks had perished within the calamity.
Pakistan had confirmed dying toll at 272, with 2,227 folks injured and practically 25,000 properties broken, principally in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.