Earthquake rocks Pakistan's capital, adjoining areas

10:02 PM | 5 Feb, 2019
Earthquake rocks Pakistan's capital, adjoining areas
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ISLAMABAD - An  earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck several Pakistani cities in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtukhwa and Kashmir, the meteorological department reported on Tuesday.

The tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Mansehra, Taxila, Haripur, Abbottabad, Nowhshera, Mardan, Muzaffarbad, Balakot, Pind Dadan Khan, and other adjoining areas.

No reports of injuries or any damage to property were reported. More details are awaited.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad, the earthquake took place at a depth of 104 kilometres North East of Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu Kashmir at a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale.

The  tremors were also felt in several parts of India.

Further details to follow