Earthquake jolts northern areas of Pakistan

News Desk in Peshawar/Dawn
Asia News Network

Peshawar (Dawn/ANN) - A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the northern areas of Pakistan, including the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), early on Sunday, DawnNews reported.

People rushed out of their houses in panic after the tremors were felt. The earthquake measured 5.5 on the Richter scale.

The areas where the jolts were felt included Nowshera, Peshawar, Malakand, Shangla, various areas of Gilgit and Baltistan, Lower Dir and Khyber tribal regions.

There were no immediate reports available over the casualties and damage suffered due to the earthquake.