Monitoring Desk:

A mild earthquake jolted Islamabad and other parts of northern Pakistan on Monday morning. The earthquake, which was recorded at 5.3 on the reactor scale jolted different cities in the country.

According to theĀ US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Koh Hindukush mountainous region in Afghanistan at the depth of 10 kilometers.

Tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Mardan, Abbottabad, Swabi, Mohmand, Bajour, Buner, and adjacent areas after which people came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran, media reports said.

No loss of life or property was reported from any part of the country.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About the Author

Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.