Peshawar: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale Thursday jolted parts of northwest Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, but there were no reports of any casualty or damage to properties, an official said.
Tremors were also felt across parts of Kashmir.
The quake, which shook parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Punjab and Islamabad, this evening 19.09 hours (local time), a Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) official said.
This is the third quake that shook the northwest Pakistani cities since yesterday.
Two strong earthquakes with one measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale yesterday had jolted parts of northwest Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, injuring at least nine children and causing panic among the residents.
The epicentre of the quake was on Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region, at the depth of 187 km.
The tremors were also felt in Islamabad, Malakand, Chitral, Peshawra, Swabi, Malakand, Kohat, Mardan and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Last month, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted many towns of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.