Powerful quake jolts parts of Islamabad, Punjab and KP cities.

ISLAMABAD: Early on Wednesday, parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the federal capital Islamabad were shaken by an earthquake with a 6.1 magnitude and an epicenter 44 kilometers southwest of the Afghan province of Khost.

The earthquake was felt in Multan, Bhakkar, Phalia, Kamalia, Peshawar, Kohat, Shabqadar, Mohmand, Malakand, Swat, Buner, and North Waziristan, according to the meteorological department.

The tremors caused a wave of panic among the populace, and they fled their homes in fear while reciting Kalima Tayyeba.

The epicentre of the earthquake was near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, and it was 50.8 kilometres deep.

The tremors were felt in Afghanistan and Tajikistan as well.

The tremors were felt for 30 to 40 seconds, according to witnesses. So far, there have been no reports of casualties or property damage.

According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the shaking was felt by approximately 119 million people in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India over a 500-kilometer radius (EMSC).

On Friday, powerful twin earthquakes jolted many cities, including Islamabad.

The first earthquake struck afternoon on Friday last and shook a number of areas in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir. The second earthquake jolted the areas including Islamabad in the evening.

According to the seismic center, the magnitude of the earthquake, which struck at 2:25pm, was five on the Richter Scale and its...

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