ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, 5.6 magnitude earthquake rattled Peshawar, Kohat, and areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The earthquake’s epicenter was 237 kilometers west of Chitral, according to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC). The earthquake had a depth of 190 kilometers and a Richter scale rating of 5.6.
The tremors were felt in Battagram, Mohmand, Swat, Charsadda, and other parts of KP. There were no fatalities recorded as a result of the earthquake. It should be noted that earthquakes closer to the surface are more likely to have long-term negative impacts on structures.
Karachi was shaken by a magnitude 4.1 earthquake in December. Seismic specialists were taken aback by the size of the earthquake in Karachi since they had never previously recorded an earthquake of this magnitude with its epicenter in the province’s capital city.
According to the Director Seismology Division of Pakistan Meteorology Division (PMD), earthquakes of magnitudes somewhat greater than 3.1 have struck Karachi in the past, with their epicenters located outside the province capital. While the epicenter of this quake was near DHA, 15 kilometers north of Karachi.