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25 November 2017 Last updated 6 hours ago

Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude jolts in Gilgit

Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude jolts in Gilgit File photo Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude jolts in Gilgit

Strong jolts were felt here in the city and its surrounding areas late Wednesday night.

The earthquake magnitude was recorded as 4.7 on the Richter scale, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said, adding that its depth was registered at 15 kilometres.

The PMD also mentioned that the earthquake's epicentre was 37 kilometres southwest of Skardu.