Published On: Tue, Oct 15th, 2019
Published in Category: Islamabad

Earthquake of 5. 8 magnitude jolts parts of country

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ISLAMABAD: An earthquake measuring 5. 8 on the Richter scale jolted Islamabad, Rawalpindi and several cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the wee hours of Monday. The tremor was felt at 6: 11 AM on Monday.

The tremor was felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Peshawar, Nowshera, Kohat, Swat, Chitral, Mansehra, Dir Bala, North Waziristan, Kurram Agency, Mohmand Agency, Batgram, Malakand and adjoin areas.

People came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No loss of life and property was reported from any area of the country due to earthquake.

According to National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, the epicentre of the quake which struck on Monday was located in Hindukush region of Afghanistan at the depth of 157 kilometres.