We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in and around Pakistan at approximately 17:02 GMT. There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the All Quakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe. ( Source )
Date & time: 1s1 Jan 2023 19:30:32 UTC –
Magnitude: estimated 4.0 or higher
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30°N / 70°E
Several parts of Pakistan were shaken by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, including Lahore, Islamabad, and Peshawar, on Friday evening.
Mansehra, Balakot, Muzaffarabad, Neelum Valley, Jhelum, Multan, Sargodha, and other regions also felt the tremors. A town in Tajikistan was the epicenter of the earthquake, while its depth has been reported as 80 km.
People were panicking out of their homes and began to recite verses from the Holy Quran. So far, no loss of life or property has been confirmed due to the earthquake.
It is important to note here that after 1.5 years, such a high-intensity earthquake struck Pakistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir sustained considerable damage during the previous incident.
Meanwhile, in India, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Punjab on Friday at 10:34 pm, sending tremors through northern India, including Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh.
There was no direct evidence, however, of property damage or injuries.
Nearest volcano: Tor Zawar (247 km / 153 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake: