A 5.8 magnitude earthquake jolted several cities in the northern parts of the country, including Peshawar, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Kohat, Swat, Mianwali and Sargodha, Saturday evening. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad, the earthquake took place at a depth of 208 kilometres in the Hindu Kush Region in Afghanistan at a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale.Earlier in the morning, a mild tremor was also felt in Karachi at 7:38am. According to the Metrological Department, it was recorded at a 2.9 magnitude on the Richter scale. According to India Today, the tremors were also felt in parts of North India. Published in Daily Times, February 3rd 2019.