Strong earthquake jolted Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and various other parts of the country near the Afghan border on Sunday, shaking buildings in the Afghan and Pakistan capitals, witnesses and the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The magnitude recorded was 7.1.
The USGS said the quake was centred near Chitral at a depth of 210 km. Tremors were also felt in the Indian capital and in Kashmir, witnesses said, forcing residents to leave homes. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Tremors were felt in Murree, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Gilgit-Baltistan, Abbottabad, Mansehra and surrounding areas. According to a foreign media agency, tremors were also felt in the Indian capital, Kashmir and Afghanistan.
Telephone networks have reportedly been disrupted in the affected areas and an emergency has been declared at all hospitals across K-P.
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