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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit northern areas of Pakistan

No damage reported so far

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit northern Pakistan on Tuesday evening.

Earthquake tremors were also felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Swabi, Azad Kashmir and other areas!

Earthquake tremors were felt in Lodhran, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Skardu, Kohat, Toba Tek Singh, Parachinar, and Khanewal.

This is a developing story, and no immediate reports of losses have arrived yet.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the epicentre of the earthquake was Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region, while its depth was 180 kilometres.

Citizens from the affected areas have taken to social media to share their concerns.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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