Voice of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Friday, May 24, 2024

Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Pakistan

Islamabad and other parts of the country experienced tremors on Saturday as an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck the Hindukush region, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

According to the PMD, the earthquake occurred at 9:16am and had a depth of 210 kilometers with its epicenter in Afghanistan. Its longitude was 71.10 East and latitude was 35.63 North.

Tremors were felt in the federal capital and adjoining areas including Rawalpindi and Taxila, as well as Sargodha, Chiniot and Hafizabad, While in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Peshawar, Charsadda, Swat, Mardan and other areas experienced earthquake along with various districts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

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