Quake Strikes Tajikistan, Tremors Felt In Kabul, Islamabad
A strong earthquake has struck a remote region of Tajikistan, with tremors felt in the capitals of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.2-magnitude quake was centered in a mountainous border region near Afghanistan, at a depth of 112 kilometers.
In Islamabad and Kabul, people fled their offices and homes.
There were no reports of deaths or widespread damage.
Two children were injured when the roof of a home in eastern Afghanistan’s Khost Province collapsed, according to Mohammad Omar Mohammadi, spokesman for the national disaster management ministry.
Earlier on May 9, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake rattled parts of eastern Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan.
Ten students were reported to have been injured when that quake caused a stampede at a school in the northwestern city of Bannu.
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