According to the meteorological office (MET), the earthquake was felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Mardan, Abbottabad, Swat, Upper Dir, Malakand, Rawlakot, Peshawar, Charsadda, Mansehra, Mohmand, Bajaur and parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) with the intensity of 5.2 on the Richter scale.
Feeling the jolts, the residents of the aforesaid areas left their houses and offices and started reciting Kalma-e-Tayyaba.
The epicenter of the quake was Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan, 251 meters deep in the ground.
It may be noted that earthquake was also felt in Swat, Mingora and adjoining areas few days back. The intensity was recorded 5.5 Richter scale.