International Desk: A strong earthquake has hit Pakistan. Its magnitude was 6 on the Richter scale. Several regions of Pakistan were shaken by the earthquake that struck on Sunday (May 28) morning. In addition, tremors were felt in several regions including the capital of India, Delhi.
This information was reported in two separate reports on Sunday morning by the Pakistani media The Dawn and the Indian media NDTV. According to the report of The Dawn, several parts of Pakistan were shaken due to the earthquake that struck on Sunday morning.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the magnitude of the earthquake was 6 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region. In a statement, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said the earthquake occurred at 10:50 am on Sunday and struck at a depth of 223 km below the surface.
Tremors were felt in several districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, The Dawn said. Dawn News TV reported that tremors were also felt in the capital Islamabad and neighboring Rawal Pindi. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Authority said tremors were felt in different parts of the province. But no damage has been reported so far.
A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck 35 kilometers southeast of Jurm, Afghanistan, the US Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors seismic activity around the world, said. The US Geological Survey also reported that tremors were felt in parts of India, including Afghanistan and the capital New Delhi, in this Sunday morning earthquake.
The agency also said the epicenter was 40 kilometers south-southeast of the Afghan city of Jurm. Earlier last March, at least two people were killed and six others injured when a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck different parts of Pakistan. Meanwhile, in a separate report, media outlet NDTV reported that after the earthquake, mild tremors were felt in the neighboring areas including Delhi, the capital of India. However, no injuries or damages were immediately reported.
Seismologists said the earthquake struck at 11:23 a.m. Indian local time on Sunday morning and the tremors lasted for a few seconds. Apart from capital Delhi, tremors were also felt in many parts of Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh.
According to India's National Center for Seismology, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported near Faizabad, Afghanistan on Sunday morning. The epicenter of the earthquake was 79 kilometers southeast of Faizabad, Afghanistan, and struck at a depth of 220 kilometers, the agency said.