At least 5 folks had been injured when a strong earthquake of 6.8 magnitude jolted elements of Pakistan on Tuesday night time, sparking panic and forcing residents to flee properties, native media stories stated.
The epicentre of the earthquake was Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush area, whereas its depth was 180 kilometres, in response to the Pakistan Meteorological Department.
There had been no rapid stories of damages or accidents.
According to preliminary stories, tremors had been felt in varied cities, together with Islamabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Strong tremors had been additionally felt in Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Kot Momin, Madh Ranjha, Chakwal, Kohat and in Gilgit-Baltistan areas, native media reported.
Television footage confirmed panic-stricken residents out on the streets.
At the time of the earthquake, a stampede was reported within the markets of Rawalpindi, The Express Tribune newspaper reported.
In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, not less than 5 members of a household had been injured after a roof of their home collapsed in Swabi, whereas Bahrain-Kalam Road was blocked resulting from landsliding attributable to the earthquake, the report stated.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has requested catastrophe administration officers to stay vigilant to deal with any scenario, in response to state-run Associated Press of Pakistan.
An emergency was declared within the hospitals of the federal capital on the directions of Federal Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel, The Express Tribune reported.
According to the worldwide seismological centre, aside from Pakistan, tremors had been additionally felt in India, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China and Kyrgyzstan.
Earthquakes are frequent in Pakistan.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Islamabad in January this 12 months.
The deadliest quake hit the nation in 2005, which killed greater than 74,000 folks.
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