Srinagar/Islamabad: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit the Kashmir valley this afternoon, officials said.
The tremor, which lasted for around 10 seconds, was recorded at 12:02 pm, an official of the Meteorological Department said.
There was no report of any damage to property or injuries to any person, but the tremors created panic among the people of the Valley.
The epicentre of the tremor was in the Hindukush mountains in Afghanistan, he said, adding the coordinates of epicentre were 36.47 degrees North, 71.12 degrees East.
The quake also hit many parts of northern and central Pakistan, leaving at least three persons injured in Peshawar city.
The temblor, which occurred at around 11.30 am, was felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi‚ Peshawar‚ Lahore, Muzaffarabad‚ Chitral and Malakand.
The epicentre was located along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, state-run radio reported.
The quake was especially severe in Peshawar, where it was lasted almost 30 seconds, TV channels reported.
Tremors were also felt in in the Kurram tribal region, Neelam Valley in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and many parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
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