Earthquake shocks Islamabad, adjoining areas

ISLAMABAD: A moderate-level earthquake was reported from Islamabad including Rawalpindi, Peshawar, and its adjoining areas on Thursday.

Residents of Kohat, Lower Dir, Chitral, and Girdo districts experienced tremors from an earthquake. Similar seismic activity was reported in Shangla, Buner, Malakand, Swat, and Girdo districts as well.

The magnitude of the quake was recorded at 5.3 on the Richter Scale, meanwhile, the epicenter of the earthquake was the Afghan-Tajikistan border areas, and its depth was 86 kilometers.

The earthquake left people fearful, prompting them to evacuate their homes for safety.


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