The quake affected Gilgit, Skardu, Ganchhe, Shigar and Chilas.
Due to the earthquake in and around Gilgit city, a large number of people came out of their houses and business centers reciting the Kalima Tayyaba and turned to open spaces.
According to reports from the area, tremors were also felt in Astor and Skardu areas.
The quake affected Ganchhe, Shigar and Chilas districts.
According to initial reports, landslides have been reported due to the earthquake and Gilgit-Skardu Road at Malupa has been closed.
No casualties or damage have been reported from any area so far but the concerned agencies are trying to ascertain the exact situation and the relief agencies have been alerted.