ISLAMABAD : A significant earthquake of 6.0 magnitude jolted Pakistan earlier today, sending tremors through major cities like Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar. The tremors originated deep within the Koh-e Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan, at a depth of approximately 213 kilometers, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
Residents across the country reported feeling buildings swaying and furniture trembling. In Islamabad, panicked people evacuated homes and workplaces, with similar scenes playing out in Lahore and Peshawar. Fortunately, despite the strong force of the quake, there have been no immediate reports of significant casualties or widespread damage.
The PMD is currently monitoring the situation and urging residents to remain vigilant. They have advised people to stay away from damaged buildings and electrical lines, and to move to open spaces if they feel further tremors.