include Jaffarabad, Noskhi, Kalat, Windar, Naseerabad, Panjgur and Mastung," he said.
"The shockwaves were strong enough to even be felt in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Khairpur and Larkana," Rafi said.
In Karachi, people ran out of buildings on I I Chundrigar Road, the main thoroughfare in the financial district, when tremors were first felt in the city.
"I could feel the chair I was sitting on moving and shaking and there were shouts of 'earthquake, earthquake' and we all rushed out of our building," said banker Sameera.
Residents of Clifton, Defence, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Bahadurabad too fled their homes and offices after feeling the jolts. People were seen sitting on sidewalks and footpaths, their hands raised in prayer.
TV channels beamed footage of furniture and other items moving within homes because of the quake.
Haider Ali, a resident of Clifton area in Karachi, returned home to see his wife and children running out of their high-rise apartment block.
"I rushed home because we belong to Muzaffarabad and my wife was there when the 2005 earthquake caused so much destruction and death," he said.
Long traffic jams were seen on the roads of Karachi as people left office early after the met office said there could be more aftershocks.
In October 2005, a 7.6-magnitude quake killed around 75,000 people and caused massive destruction in the Kashmir region.
In April this year, a quake that hit Karachi and parts of Balochistan killed about 40 people and destroyed or damaged hundreds of houses.