Islamabad, January 24: Powerful tremors of earthquake were felt in Swat valley and surrounding areas of Malkand and Chitral in Northern Pakistan. The tremors were felt on Sunday morning. The magnitude of earthquake was noted 5.2 at Richter Scale, said a report released by meteorological department. Also Read - 34 Killed, Hundreds Injured After Earthquake of 6.2 Magnitude Rocks Indonesia's Sulawesi Islands
Early report suggest that the epicentre of earthquake was noted to be 80 km deep in Hindukush region. However there are no reports of losses to life and property in incidents linked to the earthquake. Read Also: (37 injured in Pakistan as 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits) Also Read - China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Where CPEC Stands Now?
Last year in October a massive earthquake of 7.5 magnitude shattered Swat valley and several regions adjoining to the area. The earthquake that came in October claimed lives of more than 300 people across Afghanistan and Pakistan. Also Read - Pakistan Court Sends 3 Accused To Jail in Forced Conversion Case
Although the earthquake of 5.2 magnitude are not considered that destructive, however high alert has been issued in Pakistan and its neighbouring country Afghanistan.
Residents of Swat, which is occupied by Taliban was under panic after the tremors felt in the region. Security forces were also kept on stand by if emergency like situation takes place.