5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan’s north-eastern region

ISLAMABAD–Numerous cities in north-eastern region of Pakistan experienced earthquake tremors early Monday morning, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said.

Citizens in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and surrounding areas in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) felt the tremors around 4:30am local time, right after Fajr prayers on Monday.

The earthquake, which was recorded as 5.5 in terms of magnitude on the Richter Scale as per the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), had its epicentre in one of the peaks in the Hindukush mountain range, 50 kilometres from Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, with a depth of over 250 kilometres.

People in Nowshera, Mardan, and Dir also felt the tremors in the wee hours of the morning.

Source: Emirates News Agency