A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit several cities of Pakistan, including Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan, causing severe tremors. The earthquake caused strong tremors in Peshawar, Kohat, and Swabi and was also felt in other cities such as Lahore, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Lodhran, DG Khan, Mianwali, Khanewal, Toba Tek Singh, Para Chinar, and Karak.
Frightened people were seen coming out of their houses reciting Kalima Tayyaba. However, there have been no immediate reports of any loss of life or property. The authorities are monitoring the situation and taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the people.
Pakistan is situated on a seismically active region and has witnessed numerous earthquakes in the past as it lies between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates. The government and other relevant authorities have been taking measures to prepare for and respond to earthquakes to minimize the damages and losses caused by these natural disasters. It is crucial to be aware of the risks and safety measures in case of an earthquake and to have an emergency plan in place to communicate with family and friends.