Strong 5.8 earthquake jolts parts of Punjab, KP
People came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran.
LAHORE (Dunya News) – A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in early Thursday morning, Dunya News reported.
According to details, tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Jhang, Mianwali, Kasur, Chiniot, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Abbottabad, Malakand, North Waziristan on other cities of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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 epicenter of the quake which struck on Thursday morning was located in the Hindu Kush range in Afghanistan at the depth of 226 kilometres.