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Powerful earthquake shakes Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, 6.3-magnitude earthquake tremors shook Islamabad and other areas of Punjab.

The epicenter of the earthquake was close to Tajikistan, according to National Seismic Monitoring Center (NSMC). The earthquake had a 6.3 Richter magnitude and occurred at a depth of 150 kilometers.

Along with other areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rawalpindi, Murree, and other cities felt the effects of the earthquake. Initial reports indicated that the earthquake had not caused any reported damage. People exited their homes while reciting Kalma-e-Tayyaba to quell the tremors.

According to reports, numerous nearby nations, including Iran, India, and other territories, also experienced strong tremors. Islamabad and Lahore were among the cities in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) that were shaken earlier on January 5 by an earthquake with a 5.8 magnitude.

The earthquake had a depth of 173 kilometers, with the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan serving as its epicenter.

Other nearby locations that experienced tremors were Swat, Lower Dir, Swabi, Nowshera, Bajaur, Bitgram, Lower Dir, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Mardan, Malakand, Kalabagh, Dera Ismail Khan, Shangla, and Bisham.

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