5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts northern areas, sparks panic

  • Tremors of quake felt in Chitral, Peshawar, Swat, Dir, Malakand

ISLAMABAD – A 5.3 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday jolted northern areas of Pakistan and sparked panic among people, local media reported.

The tremors of quake were felt in Chitral, Peshawar, Swat, Dir, Malakand and other northern areas.

According to experts, the intensity of the earthquake was measured at 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale and it occurred at a depth of 213 kilometers. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Hindukush range of Afghanistan.

No casualty and damage have been reported so far.

This is the second earthquake reported in this week. A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit different cities of country on the first day of Eid ul Fitr.

The tremors of the quake were felt in Peshawar, Swat, Nowshehra, Abbottabad, Islamabad and other parts of the country.