6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Parts of Country

Powerful earthquake tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and other areas of the country on Sunday.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PDM), a magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolted Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and other parts of the country at 12:54 PM. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Tajikistan and the depth was 150 kilometers.

However, the United States Geological Survey said that the magnitude of the earthquake was 4.4 and the depth was 32.4 kilometers. Further, it also reported a different epicenter.

The tremors were also felt in Afghanistan and Iran. There has been no information of any loss of lives or property as of now.

Earlier on January 5, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Pakistan including Islamabad, Lahore, and a number of other cities in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.