The National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) confirmed Thursday evening that a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Pakistan, including Islamabad, Peshwar, and Rawalpindi, but no one was hurt.
The National Seismic Monitoring Center (NSMC) confirmed Thursday evening that a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Pakistan, including the cities of Islamabad, Peshwar, and Rawalpindi. There were no reports of casualties.
The earthquake was felt in Gilgit, Jhelum, Chakwal, Pakpattan, Lakki Marwat, Nowshera, Swat, Malakand, Azad Kashmir, and other parts of the country, according to the seismic center.
Peshawar, Lower Dir, Chitral, Khyber District, Waziristan, Tank, Bajaur, Mardan, Parachinar, Murree, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Multan, Sheikhupura, Chiniot, and Kotli also felt the effects of the earthquake.
The news comes a day after a small earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale hit parts of Punjab, said the NSMC.
People in Lahore, Sheikhupura, Muridke, Farooqabad, Gujranwala, Sharaqpur, Jaranwala, and other parts of the province could feel the tremors.
The NSMC confirmed that the center of the quake was 20 km from Sheikhupura.