Earthquake in Islamabad: A 4.9 magnitude earthquake has been reported in Islamabad and its surrounding areas on Saturday night, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
The PMD said the earthquake occurred at a depth of 142 kilometres with its epicentre being the Hindu Kush region.
According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the earthquake occurred at 10:44pm PST.
Dawn News reported that quakes were felt in Peshawar, Swat, Chitral, Lower Di and their surrounding areas.
Last month, certain regions of the country were shaken by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake, triggered by a powerful seismic event in northeastern Afghanistan.
Buildings from Kabul to Islamabad felt the tremors. Lahore and nearby areas also felt a significant earthquake around 2:30 pm, although there were no reports of casualties or significant financial damage in Punjab.
The earthquake originated in the Hindu Kush region, with a depth of 213km and coordinates of 70.63 East and 36.16 North.