Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
May 9, 2018
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.
In Islamabad and Kabul, people fled their offices and homes.
There were no reports of casualties nor damage.
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.
Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters