The PMD stated that the depth of the earthquake was 10 kilometres which spread panic amongst locals in affected areas.
The quake sent people in Lahore and Islamabad running into the streets, while tremors were also felt as far as New Delhi.
Tremors were also felt in Rawalpindi, Murree, Jhelum, Charsadda, Swat, Khyber, Abbottabad, Bajaur, Nowshera, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar, Nakyal, Gujranwala, Kasur, Mandi Bahauddin, Narowal, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Malakand, Kohat, Muree, Mardan and Kohistan,
The Mangla Dam had reportedly lost 900 megawatts’ worth of power after a powerful earthquake hit Pakistan’s northern areas, sources at the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) said after they were shut down earlier due to an earthquake-related safety scare.
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