Pakistan's north-eastern region experienced earthquake tremors early Monday morning – the night before the first day of Eid – Geo News reported.
As of this writing, there have been no reports of any casualties. However, many people fled their houses after feeling the earthquake jolts.
Citizens in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and surrounding areas in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) felt the tremors around 4:30 AM local time, right after Fajr prayers on Monday.
The earthquake, which was recorded as 5.5 in terms of magnitude on the Richter Scale as per the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), had its epicentre in one of the peaks in the Hindukush mountain range, 50 kilometres from Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, with a depth of over 250 kilometres.