Lahore and its surrounding areas were jolted with earthquake shocks, recorded intensity...

Lahore and its surrounding areas were jolted with earthquake shocks, recorded intensity 7.7


UPDATE: Lahore is still in the grip of after shocks.

A significant earthquake hit northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, shaking the capital Kabul and sending shockwaves that were felt in north India and Pakistan, where officials said four people had been killed.

Lahore and its surrounding places were shocked with earthquake shocks. The tremors were felt in Islamabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot and other Punjab regions. Pakistan, India and Afghanistan rocked by earthquake.

The quake was 196 km (120 miles) deep and centred 82 km (51 miles) southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range.

The USGS initially measured the quake’s intensity at 7.7 then revised it down to 7.6 and later to 7.5.

Four killed in northwestern Pakistan after 7.5 magnitude quake strikes Afghanistan: officials

The telecommunication structure has been disturbed and masses are unable to connect their relatives.

The base of the earthquake is the Hindu-Kush range.It is the second biggest earthquake in Pakistan since October 2005 earthquake. The 2005 earthquake was measured 7.6 on the Richter scale. MET department has issued warning of after shocks and  asked people to take safety measures.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has asked all military personals to start rescue operations in all effected areas without seeking their official permission.

In 2005, a magnitude 7.6 quake in Pakistan-administered Kashmir killed more than 75,000 individuals.