6.2 magnitude quake shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan
Residents rush for open space as tremors shake cities across region
By Aamir Latif
A powerful earthquake shook parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan late Sunday, sending panicked people on to the streets, officials said.
The epicentre of the 6.2-magnitude was 86 kilometers (53 miles) below the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, according to Pakistan monitors. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Last month a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed nearly 400 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Tremors shook Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and Punjab provinces as well as capital Islamabad and Azad Kashmir - the same areas that were hit by last month's quake - at around 11.30 p.m. local time (18:30GMT).
People rushed to open spaces to avoid injury from damaged buildings, local officials reported.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.