A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Islamabad, Rawalpindi and surrounding areas including Dhirkot of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, confirmed the National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) on Sunday.
However, no loss of life or property was reported.
This was the second quake in a month after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Pakistan on January 5.
As per details, the tremors were felt for a few seconds and shook parts of neighbouring countries Iran and Afghanistan. The seismological centre said that the epicentre of the earthquake was Tajikistan, while its depth was 150 kilometres.
Moderate earthquake strikes parts of Pakistan
Pakistan was shaken on January 5 by a 5.8 magnitude moderate earthquake, although no one was hurt.
The US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake’s Richter scale magnitude was actually 5.5.
According to the seismic centre, tremors from the earthquake were reported across the nation, including in Gilgit, Jhelum, Chakwal, Pakpattan, Lakki Marwat, Nowshera, Swat, Malakand, and Azad Kashmir.
According to the seismological centre, the earthquake’s epicentre occurred in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, and its depth was 173 kilometres.
Peshawar, Lower Dir, Chitral, Khyber District, Waziristan, Tank, Bajaur, Mardan, Parachinar, Murree, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Multan, Sheikhupura, Chiniot, and Kotli were also affected by the earthquake.