Earthquake shakes up Kashmir, Islamabad



By Nasir Aijaz
AsiaN Correspondent

Islamabad: Earthquake tremors were felt in Islamabad and adjoining areas on Monday afternoon. The intensity of the tremors was recorded 5 on the Richter scale.

The Met office said that the epicenter of the earthquake was 12 kilometers below the ground. Tremors were also felt in Mansehra, Nakyal and other areas nearby.

The earthquake originated in the border area between Kashmir and India. The tremors spread fear amongst locals, although no human or material damage was reported.

In February, earthquakes tremors were felt in northern Pakistani cities, including Lower Dir, Kohat, Mianwali, DI Khan, Sargodha, Islamabad and its surrounding areas.

The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 5.8 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was the Hindukush Mountains in Afghanistan. No damage was reported from affected areas۔

In April last year, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted many towns of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.

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