WEB DESK: Strong earthquake jolts of 7.1 magnitude were felt in different parts of Pakistan including Islamabad and Peshawar.
Center of the earthquake has been located to be Hindu Kush and its depth is measured 236 kilometer. The quake struck in Pakistan at about 3:29 p.m. today.
The cities where earthquake jolts were felt include Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Mansehra, Mardan, Bunir and Chechwatni. No loss of life or property was reported till filing of the report. However, panic spread among them as they came out of their houses. Emergency has been imposed in all the hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Tremors were also felt in different parts of Azad Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Occupied Kashmir, India, and Afghanistan.
The depth of the earthquake was 236 kilometers and its epicenter was Hindokash mountainous range in Afghanistan.
There are contradictions of reports regarding the intensity measurement of the earthquake today. According to the local media it is 7.1 magnitude while United States Geological Survey website, an international authentic source to find earthquake intensity worldwide, is claiming its intensity to be 6.6 and depth 210 km.
According to USGS website, one of the world’s deadliest earthquakes of the history struck the Fars Province of southern Iran on this day (10 April) in 1972 killing over 5,000 and injuring 1,700. The earthquake smashed the adobe and rough rock homes of the area.