Islamabad is jolted by an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude

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Islamabad is jolted by an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude. Earlier this week, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Islamabad and the surrounding areas, causing panic among local residents, according to Geo News. 

There was a sense of earthquake tremors throughout Islamabad at 3:19pm, according to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre. 

There was a magnitude of 5.8 on the Ritcher scale, at its depth of 140 kilometres, and a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale. As per the seismic center, Doda District was the epicenter of this earthquake in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), which is in the Indian occupied Kashmir. 

Meanwhile, in addition to Samahni and Bhimbhar of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), and Peshawar, the tremors were also felt in other parts of the country as well.

In the aftermath of the earthquake, no immediate casualties or damage have been reported. According to reports, the earthquake caused only minor damage.

According to Zainab Tariq, one of the 27-year-old students in Islamabad, while she felt some tremors in Islamabad, they were not too strong, according to

My room was shaking when I heard the building shake suddenly. I ran downstairs to see if anyone else was outside, but no one else was around, so this made me think that it was not felt by many people.

Since Pakistan is situated on the boundary of the tectonic plates of the Indian and Eurasian continents, natural disasters such as earthquakes are not uncommon in the country.

The Indian plate, which forms one part of the tectonic plate, is pushing northward against the Eurasian plate, which may be the reason for seismic activity in large parts of South Asia.

In the wake of recent earthquakes, disaster preparedness and disaster mitigation measures have become more important than ever.

That news provided by timenews.

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