ISLAMABAD – Tremors of 6.3 magnitudes jolted the federal capital, Rawalpindi and other cities in Pakistan on Sunday late morning, said the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
The tremors were felt in Peshawar, Swat district, North Waziristan. The PMD said in an initial statement that the earthquake occurred at 10:50 am and struck at a depth of 223km.
On the other hand, the disaster management authority of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that mild tremors had been felt in various parts of the province. However, the authority’s control room had not yet received reports of any damage.
The epicentre of the earthquake was the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border while its depth was 223 kilometers, it added.
NDTV reported earthquake tremors were also felt in Delhi and neighbouring areas. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage.
The tremors, which lasted for a few seconds, occurred around 11.23 am, seismologists said. Tremors were also felt in many parts of Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh.
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This year, in March, two people were killed while six were injured as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of the country.