earthquake jolts different parts of Pakistan
earthquake at 6.6 magnitude, putting the epicentre at a depth of 210 kilometres near Ashkasham in Afghanistan, close to Chitral near the Pak-Afghan border.
Pakistani authorities measured the earthquake to be of 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale.
In Pakistan, the tremors were felt in areas including Swat, Kohistan, Astor, Chitral, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Lahore, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, Islamabad, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Witnesses in different areas of the country said the tremors ranged from between 15 and 20 seconds.
Tremors were also felt in the Indian capital New Delhi and in Indian Occupied Kashmir, witnesses said, forcing residents to leave homes.
Initial reports revealed the quake jolted parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Punjab, with tremors being felt in Chitral, Shangla, Gilgit, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal and surrounding areas.
According to The United States Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded in Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan, and measured 5.6 on the richter scale.