5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Islamabad, parts of K-P

People rush out of their homes in panic; no loss of life or property has been reported as yet


Our Correspondent January 01, 2022
PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR:

Strong earthquake tremors hit various parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) including provincial capital Peshawar on Saturday. Tremors were also felt in Islamabad, Met Office said.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the epicentre of the quake was Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, at a depth of 180km and a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale.

Scores of people in different areas rushed out onto the streets in panic.

Tremors were felt in several district of K-P including Swat, Mingora, Chitral, Buner, Swabi and their outskirts.

No loss of life or property has been reported thus far.

The tremors were also felt in parts of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and areas along the Line of Control (LoC), according to Indian media.

This will be updated...

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