Islamabad: A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake tonight shook the Pakistani capital and many northern parts of the country though there were no immediate reports of casualties.
The magnitude was recorded at 6.2 on the Richter scale by Pakistan Meteorological Department while the US Geological Survey (USGS) puts it at 5.9, Geo news reported.
The epicentre of the quake was 86 kilometers deep and located somewhere in the border area of Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
It was felt in most of areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces.
The quake was felt in Muree, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Jehlum, Sialkot, Vihari, Sahiwal, Kasur, Sargodha, Bhakkar and Shaikhupura.
The tremors also rocked Peshawar, Mansehra, Shangla, Swat, Nowshehra, Dirbala and adjoining areas.
So far no loss to life or property was reported.