5.8 powerful earthquake jolts northern Pakistan

5.8 powerful earthquake jolts northern Pakistan

Peshawar (Web Desk): An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale on early Monday jolted parts of northern Pakistan, the Radio Pakistan reported.


The tremors were felt in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northern areas, including Peshawar, Malakand, Mardan, Charsadda, Attock and the Hazara division, spreading panic and fear among locals.

However, no casualties were reported. The National Disaster Management Authority had established a line of communication with the district authorities of earthquake hit areas to assess damage.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said that the epic center of the quake was the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan, roughly 157 kilometers below the surface of earth.