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5.8 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of KP, Lahore and Islamabad


An earthquake was reported on Saturday with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale.

The earthquake had a depth of 80 kilometres. It originated in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.

Tremors were felt in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — Peshawar, Kohat, Karak, Bannu, Nowshera, Charsadda, Abbottabad and Mardan — Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Azad Kashmir.

Earlier in the day, a minor tremor was also reported in Karachi.

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