On Friday afternoon, an earthquake was reported across areas of northern Pakistan, including Islamabad and Peshawar.
The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.1, and its epicenter was in the Hindu Kush mountains near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, at a depth of 222 kilometers.
Tremors were felt in Attock, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Peshawar, and other districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, according to tweets from people.
People raced out of their homes and shops in Peshawar. However, no casualties have been reported as of yet.
The earthquakes were also reported in Afghanistan and Tajikistan, two bordering countries.
Due to tectonic plate movement beneath the Hindu Kush mountains, the region is prone to tremors.
Tremors were felt in numerous districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and other regions in February of this year also.
The shocks, which measured 5.9 on the Richter scale, had their epicenter in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush mountain range, with a depth of 210 kilometers.
The earthquakes were felt in K-P, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Islamabad, and other areas.
Strong earthquake vibrations were felt across the province on January 1, including in Peshawar, the provincial capital.
There was no loss of life or damage as a result of the earthquake.
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