Islamabad, Jun 17: An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan’s Punjab province on Sunday evening. The tremors were felt in Dera Ghazi Khan and nearby regions at 7.51 PM. No reports of casualties or damage to property has been received yet.
According to local media, tremors were felt in Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Uch Sharif and Dera Ghazi Khan.
The epicentre of the earthquake has been reported to be 42 kilometres west of Dera Ghazi Khan with a depth of 10 km, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Meanwhile, more details are awaited.
Earlier in May, Pakistan was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, which was recorded in the Afghanistan-Tajikistan region.
Tremors were felt across northern regions of the country, including Abbottabad, Bajaur Agency, Manshera, Dera Ismail Khan, Jhang, Chitral, Peshawar, Lahore, Faisalabad, Chiniot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Swat, Nowshera, Mianwali, Kotli, DG Khan, Okara, Kasur.