An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit parts of northwestern and northern Pakistan on Sunday morning, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said.

People were busy with taking sehri to begin their fast in the holy month of Ramadan in Swat, Malakand and Chitral when they, feeling the tremors, rushed out of their houses.

According to the meteorological department, the epicenter of the quake that was measured 5.2 at Richter scale, was located in Hindu Kush Mountain.

The tremors created panic among the people who were busy in preparing for morning prayer, however, no loss of life or property was reported from any area yet.

The epicenter of the earthquake was determined some 95 km NW of Chitral at a focal depth of 211 km in mount Hindu Kush, a mountainous region along Pakistan-Afghanistan border located at about 214 km northwest of Islamabad.

Pakistan is among the most earthquake-prone regions of the world with high vulnerability to earthquakes. In Oct. 2005, a high intensity quake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale jolted parts of Pakistan, causing large scale destruction and killing over 80,000 people besides leaving millions others homeless.