Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 and depth 233km has occurred near Northwestern Pak-Afghan border at around 11:45 PM. Tremors have been felt in Many parts of KPK and Gilgit Baltistan i.e Mardan, Kohat, Skardu and nearby areas!! However no damages have been reported yet!!
Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. This sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake. When two blocks of rock or two plates are rubbing against each other, they stick a little. … When the rocks break, the earthquake occurs.