Pakistan hit by 5.8 magnitude earthquake at 3:30 AM

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit northern region of Pakistan, including capital city of Islamabad Friday, media reported.

According to initial details, strong tremors jolted Islamabad, Mansehra, Rawalpindi, Murree, Sawat, Malakand, Shangla Hill, Batgaram and adjoining areas, ARY news reported.

The duration of the quake was around three to five seconds and its epicenter was about 92 km north of Islamabad.

Tremors were also felt in different parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Met Department said.

United States Geographical Society (USG) has given the following details:

Time: 2015-02-26 21:59:05 (UTC) :

2015-02-27 03:29:05 (UTC+05:40) in Local timezone

Nearby Cities

  1. 24km (15mi) E of Batgram, Pakistan
  2. 25km (16mi) NNE of Baffa, Pakistan
  3. 35km (22mi) NNW of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan
  4. 37km (23mi) NNE of Mansehra, Pakistan



Felt at Rawalpindi and at Islamabad. Also felt at Abottabad, Lahore, Mansehra, Mardan, Murree, Peshawar and Taxila.

Map showing extent (w,s,e,n) = (68.3017, 29.6578, 78.3017, 39.6578)

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