ISLAMABAD : An earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale jarred parts of Pakistan on Saturday evening, Pakistan’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre said.
No death toll or harm of property has been noticed yet.
The epicenter was resolved in Pattan territory, around 75 km upper east of Mansehra area of the nation’s northwestern region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with a central profundity of 12 km, the seismic centre said.
Strong tremors were felt in Pakistani capital of Islamabad and in the northwest areas of the country, including Peshawar, Abbottabad, Swat, Gilgit and Mansehra, and some parts of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir at 1:04 p.m. local time.
The tremors created panic as people rushed to outdoor area.