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5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Islamabad, surrounding areas

5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Islamabad, surrounding areas
A man sorts through his belongings at the site of his house, which was damaged by an earthquake, in the village of Belliy Baba in Shangla District, Pakistan October 28, 2015. A powerful earthquake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, shaking the capital Kabul, as shockwaves were felt in northern India and in Pakistan's capital, where hundreds of people ran out of buildings as the ground rolled beneath them. REUTERS/Hazrat Ali Bacha

Islamabad (Pakistan): A 5.5 magnitude earthquake jolted various cities of Pakistan, including Islamabad and Lahore in the wee hours of Tuesday.

People came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No loss of life was reported due to earthquake, Dunya News reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Hindu Kush Region in Afghanistan at the depth of 180 kilometre. (ANI)