Earthquake of 6.1 Magnitude Jolts Parts of KP, Punjab

On Tuesday night, an earthquake jolted parts of the federal capital Islamabad affecting several cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

The tremors were felt in Peshawar, Mardan, Hangu, Malakand, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, Buner, Miranshah, and other areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Rawalpindi, Mianwali, Pakpattan, and Bhera in Punjab.

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 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to the earthquake.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department s National Seismic Monitoring Centre, an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan’s city of Khost. The epicenter of the earthquake was located southwest of Khost in Afghanistan at the depth of 44 kilometers.

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