Tremors were felt in Islamabad and different cities of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on early Monday morning, according to officials.
The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 5.3 on the Richter scale and the epicentre was at a depth of 10km in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.
According to the Seismological Centre, the earthquake was felt in the suburbs of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
In K-P, people in Peshawar, Mardan, Abbottabad, Swabi, Shabqadar and other areas felt the tremors. The fear and panic led them to leave their homes and come out into open places.
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Last week, an earthquake of 4.7 magnitude struck the Kalat district of Balochistan.
According to the Pakistan Metrological Department’s (PMD) National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the earthquake had a depth of 34km, a longitude of 66.71 East and a latitude of 28.92 North.
The residents of Kalat and surrounding areas felt the tremors and left their homes. However, no casualties or injuries were reported.