GILGIT: A powerful 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and other parts of the country including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir on Sunday morning.
The National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad recorded the depth of the earthquake at 15 kilometers and had an epicenter 58km east of Gilgit Baltistan’s Chilas district.
Tremors were also felt in Swat, Upper Dir, Muzaffarabad, Neelum Valley, and other areas. However, no loss of life has been reported as of now.
The magnitude of the quake was recorded at 4.7 on the Richter scale. This is a second quake to hit northern areas of the country in less than a week.
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake had jolted parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Gilgit earlier this week.
The tremors were felt in Mingora, Swat, Jhelum, Khewra, Pind Dadan Khan, Gilgit and other parts of the country, sending people out of their houses and on the streets.
The magnitude of the quake was recorded as 5.6 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the quake, with a depth of 42 kilometers, was 260 kilometers north-east of Mingora.