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Earthquake jolts northern parts of Pakistan

Peshawar, Nowshera, Shabqadar, and Mardan were among the cities in northern Pakistan that felt the tremors of an earthquake on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Islamabad and the nearby districts, including Charsada, also felt the quakes.

People in cities hit hard by the quake took to Twitter right once to talk about their experiences.

The user stated, “Severe Earthquake jolts Abbottabad!” Greater than 10 seconds in duration.”

The NSMC reported that the earthquake was 5.6 on the Richter scale and struck at a depth of 190 kilometres.

The National Disaster Management Centre also indicated that the earthquake’s epicentre was 237 kilometres west of Chitral.

Twitter was used by the Pakistan Metrological Department to announce the quake’s specifics “At 16:30 on January 19, 2023, a quake began. Mag: 5.6. There are 190 kilometres of depth. Lat: 35.89 N. Long: 71.39 E. The epicentre is located 37 kilometres west of Chitral.”

Two further medium-magnitude earthquakes were reported by the NSMC, one 70 kilometres (km) from Bisham, KP, and the other 28 kilometres (km) south of Kharan.