Strong earthquake jolts several KP cities
January 1, 2023 01:54 PM
A strong earthquake jolted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cities of Swat, Malakand and surrounding areas on Sunday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The earthquake was measured 5.2 on Richter scale.
According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad, the earthquake struck at 6:39am at a depth of 179km with the epicentre in Hindu Kush mountainous region of Afghanistan. It had a longitude of 77.99 East and a latitude of 38.28 North.
The tremors were also felt in Charsadda, Shangla and Mingora and people rushed out of their houses reciting Shahada.
No loss of life and property has so far been reported.