Seismic waves, originating from an upheaval reaching the strength of six on the Richter scale, unsettled the dual metropolises of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, including their peripheries and multiple districts within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as disclosed by ARY News on the day of the Sun.
Dread pervaded local inhabitants, impelling a mass exodus from their residences to expansive expanses under the celestial dome during the crepuscular hours of the Sabbath morn, induced by the tumultuous agitation.
Districts of Swat, Peshawar, Buttgram, Upper Dir, Swabi, Mardan, and Kohat along with neighboring areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa likewise discerned the seismic vibrations.
The National Seismic Monitoring Centre, stationed in Islamabad, reported additional detection of quake shivers at Lower Dir, Buner, Mohmand, and Charsadda regions of KP.
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In accordance with the data from the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the seismic event reached six in magnitude as per the Richter scale. The origin of these seismic waves was traced to the boundary territory between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, situated deep at a staggering 223 kilometers.
Additional accounts indicated seismic waves reaching locales such as Murree, Chiniot, Phalya, Malikwal, Zafarwal, Shakargarh, Jalalpur Bhattian, Sara-e-Alamgir, Sargodha, Hujra Shah Muqeem, Farooqabad, and Faisalabad.
The tremors manifested in Gilgit within the GB district, and Bagh and Muzaffarabad in Kashmir as well.
In a statement, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said that their command center has not received any loss information. It urged residents to report to the PDMA control center via the 1700 number.
In a flashback to January, seismic shudders of a 5.6 magnitude had also destabilized Peshawar, Kohat, and portions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
The National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) stated that the earthquake’s point of origin was positioned 237 kilometers westward from Chitral. The seismic activity emanated from a profound depth of 190 km and registered a 5.6 magnitude on the Richter scale.