Earthquake measuring 5.6 on Richter scale hits Af-Pak border


An earthquake measuring 5.7 hit the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the wee hours of Tuesday.
According to initial details, earthquake had an epicenter in Nuristan area of Afghanistan in the Hindukush range 22km west of Ashkasham, Afghanistan.

As per the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 5.7 on the Richter scale. It took place at a depth of 189.5 kilometers.

It was felt in northern parts of Pakistan including Chitral, Peshawar, Mingora, Bannu, Abbottabad, Haripur, and even as far as in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Murree.

There were reports of tremors being felt in Lahore and Gujarat.