Magnitude 5 tremor jolts Islamabad, upper KP

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An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted the federal capital, upper parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Thursday evening.

According to geological wing of Pakistan Meteorological Department, tremor of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter Scale was felt in Islamabad, adjoining areas, Peshawar, Batgram, Lower Dir, Batkhela, Bisham, Bajaur, Chitral, Swat, Mingora and other areas of upper KP.

The epicentre of the earthquake was stated to be in Hindu Kush mountain ranges, 100km inside earth crust.

People of the areas where the earthquake was felt rushed out of their homes in panic, no loss of life or property was reported yet.