The Met department confirmed that the tremors continued for 30 seconds.
The earthquake measured 5.5 on the Richter scale, the Met department added.
Meanwhile the United States Geological Service (USGS) reported the epicenter of the earthquake to be 43.4km below the surface at Athmuqam 73km from Muzaffarabad in Azad Kashmir.
People panicked and ran out of their houses.
Details of the damage done is still being confirmed.
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