6.2-magintude quake jolts parts of Pakistan


A 6.2 magnitude earthquake jolted north-western areas of Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan late Sunday evening.

According to the Metrological Department, the epicenter of the quake was recorded at a depth of 84 kilometres near Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

The geological wing of PMD said tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Murree, Sheikhupura, Jhelum, Attock, Sahiwal, Kasur,Sargodha, Bhakkar, Vehari, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Chiniot, Peshawar, Nowshera, Lower and Upper Dir, Swat, Chitral, Shangla, Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Balakot, Ghizer, Gilgit, Kotli, Muzaffarabad, Rwalakot, Bagh, Hattian Bala, Neelum.

The United States Geological Survey website stated that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.9 with the epicentre reported near Ashkasham area in Afghanistan at a depth of 92.4 kilometres.

No reports of casualties or damage were received till the filing of this report.

The latest earthquake comes nearly a month after a 7.2 earthquake jolted major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas on Monday, leaving nearly 300 dead and around 3,000 injured due to building collapses, landslides, stampedes and other quake related incidents.