7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: A strong earthquake struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas on Monday.
Tremors have been felt in major cities, including Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta, Kohat and Malakand.
A child was reportedly killed in Kallar Kahar, while three were reported injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
A wall collapsed in Sargodha, injuring 10 people.
Tremors were also felt in Kabul and New Delhi.
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Rescue 1122 Spokesman Jam Sajjad said there were no reports of any deaths in Lahore.
7.7 on Richter scale
The magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in northeastern Afghanistan, the United States Geological Survey said.
The quake was 196km deep and centred 82km southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range.
According to USGS, the epicentre is 67km from Chitral.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department said the magnitude of the earthquake was 8.1.
Communication services have been disrupted in Islamabad. A building has also reportedly collapsed in Peshawar.
Citizens took to social media to post reports of the massive quake that lasted for up to one minute.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on the Richter scale jolted parts of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Monday.
Tremors were felt in Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, Chitral, Mardan and nearby areas.