5.3 magnitude earthquake shakes parts of Pakistan

By Muhammad JuniadPublished On 06 Jan 2023

ISLAMABAD: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted the federal capital Islamabad and several cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab on late Sunday night.

The tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Mardan, Abbottabad, Swabi, Mohmand, Bajour, Buner, and their adjacent areas.

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 part of the country due to the earthquake.

According to US Geological Survey data, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Koh Hindukush mountainous region in Afghanistan at the depth of 10 kilometers.