ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR: A 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Islamabad, Peshawar and the cities’ surrounding areas Wednesday. 

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said the earthquake was 159km deep and its epicenter lay in the Hindukush region in Afghanistan. 


So far, no loss of life or property has been reported. 

Apart from Islamabad, Peshawar, tremors were also felt in Balakot, Khyber, Mansehra and other areas. 

Reacting to the tremors, Pakistanis took to social media to pray for everyone’s safety. 


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