A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale hit the state of Jammu & Kashmir along India-Pakistan border on Saturday afternoon. As per initial reports, tremors were also felt in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.
The earthquake struck 117 km east of the Swat Valley city of Mingaora, at a depth of 43.4 km, the US Geological Survey said. While some reports said that cities of Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, Gilgit and Chilas also suffered minor shakings. No casualty or loss of property has been reported so far.
Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) KP said from Peshawar that the intensity of the tremor was 5.5 and its epicenter was the Hindu Kush mountains. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported thus far,” it said. The quake occurred at 1.34 PM at the depth of 10 kms, according to the National Centre for Seismology, a unit under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.