5.8 magnitude earthquake hits KP, Punjab cities

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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit several cities of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), including Islamabad and Lahore on Thursday.

According to details, an earthquake measuring 5.8 on Richter scale hit several cities of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The epicentre of the earthquake was Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region, while its depth was 173 kilometres.

Tremors were felt in Swat, Lower Dir, Swabi, Nowshera, Bajaur, Bitgram, Lower Dir, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Mardan, Malakand, Kalabagh, Nowshera, Dera Ismail Khan, Shangla, Bisham, and other surrounding areas.

The residents left their homes in panic for safer places but no loss of life and property was reported.—INP