ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – A 4.4 magnitude earthquake at Richter Scale jolted Sawat and surrounding areas on Thursday morning, said Meteorological Department.

The epicenter of tremors was found to be Afghanistan’s Hindukush region.

Fear and panic has gripped the residents, especially in the mountainous regions which received a 7.5 strong earthquake on October 26 – centred in the Hindu Kush, the 800km mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan – leaving more than 300 people dead and over 2,000 injured.