A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the wee hours of Wednesday, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
The PMD said the earthquake occurred at 1:54am, 44 kilometres southwest of Khōst in Afghanistan at a depth of 50.8km.
Tremors were felt in Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore and other parts of Punjab and KP. People left their homes in panic for safer places, however, there were no immediate reports of damage or deaths.
Meanwhile, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said that the shaking was felt over some 500km by about 119 million people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.
This is the second earthquake reported in the provinces in a week. On June 17, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook Rawalpindi, Murree, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Charsadda, Abbottabad, Diamer, Faisalabad, Multan, Mansehra, Balakot and Chilas.