Islamabad: Earthquake tremors were felt in parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Islamabad on Monday, The News Dispatch reported.
According to the United States Geological Survey, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Tajikistan on Monday afternoon. Although tremors were felt in northern parts of Pakistan, no loss of life has been reported thus far.
“An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude and focal depth of 88km was felt in K-P, with the epicentre being Tajikistan,” officials of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority confirmed to The News Dispatch, adding that “they are in touch with district administrations for reports for damages, none of which have been reported so far.”
In October this year, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck Pakistan and northeastern Afghanistan, which killed over 200 people. The earthquake was centred in the Hindu Kush mountain range area.
In Pakistan, 140 deaths were reported, most in northern and northwestern regions bordering Afghanistan. Although only one death was reported from Peshawar, at least 150 people were injured in surrounding areas.
Particularly hard-hit in Pakistan was Chitral, where 11 people were killed.