Quake: (6.2 earthquake jolts different parts of country)

ISLAMABAD: An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted different parts of the country on Wednesday including Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit and Azad Kashmir.

The epicentre of the quake was Koh Hindu Kash region in Afghanistan. Tremors were felt in Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Lasbela, Sargodha, Gujranwala along with several other cities and towns in the country.

The 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck at a depth of 178km in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan in the Hindukush region, according to the US Geological Survey.