Five-magnitude earthquake hits Islamabad, Kashmir

Five-magnitude earthquake hits Islamabad, Kashmir

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): A 5 magnitude earthquake on Monday jolt the federal capital and various parts of Kashmir.


According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 struck Pakistan’s northern areas at 11:40am. Tremors were also felt in Mansehra, Nakyal and other areas. The Met department said that the epic-centre of the earthquake was 12 kilometres below the ground.

The earthquake originated in the border area between Kashmir and India. The tremors spread fear amongest locals, although no human or material damage was reported.

No loss of life or damage to properties has so far been reported.