Pakistan

Earthquake hits Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar

LAHORE: A 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and other cities on Tuesday afternoon, prompting people to rush out of their offices and homes. No loss of life has been reported.

In Punjab, the tremors were felt in Shakar Garh, Chichawatni, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Hafizabad, Zafarwal and Murree. The quake also hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Abbottabad, Swabi, and Swat areas.

Meanwhile, in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the tremors were felt in Bagh, DhirKot, and Muzaffarabad areas.

Earthquake hits Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar

Sarah Batool Haider, an Islamabad-based journalist, said the tremors were felt for a short time, resulting in people rushing out of their offices.

“It was horrifying as this was the second time a quake hit the capital within a short gap,” Haider added.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the earthquake originated at 1:04pm, with its depth at 10 kilometres.

The quake’s epicenter was Eastern Kashmir, the PMD said, with its longitude at 75.97 E and latitude at 33.32 N.

No loss of life has been reported so far from the quake.

The quake was felt in Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir (IIOJK) and other parts of India, including New Delhi.

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