Earthquake jolts various cities of Punjab including Lahore

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Severe earthquake tremors were felt in various cities of Punjab including Lahore on Wednesday, the meteorological department said.

The magnitude of the earthquake on the Richter scale was recorded at 4.1 with the depth of five kilometres. The epicentre of the earthquake was recorded 34 km west of Lahore and 12 km west of Sheikhupura, according to the met office.

There were no reports of any damage from the earthquake as tremors were felt in Sheikhupura, Sharqpur and Lahore among other areas of Punjab. Tremors were also felt in certain parts of neighbouring India. The earthquake created panic among masses as people came out of their houses reciting Kalima Tayyaba.

In September last year, tremors were felt in Islamabad and different parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 5.3 on the Richter scale and the epicentre was at a depth of 10km in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. According to the Seismological Centre, the earthquake was felt in the suburbs of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.