Earthquake hits Pakistan, Afghanistan
A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted northwest Pakistan on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, an official said.
Tremors were felt at 7:29 am (0129 GMT) in the northwestern cities of Peshawar, Chitral, Dir, the capital Islamabad and the eastern city of Lahore, seismological department official Mohammad Ishtiaq told AFP.
Its epicentre was located 290 kilometres (181 miles) north of Peshawar in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, he said.
"It was a moderate earthquake and there were no reports of casualties," he added.
The quake was also felt in Afghanistan, including in the capital Kabul, but there were no reports of damage.
A 7.6-magnitude earthquake in northwest Pakistan and Kashmir killed 74,000 people and displaced 3.5 million in October 2005.