Earthquake shakes northern Pakistan; no casualties
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck central and northern Pakistan on late Friday, meteorological officials in Islamabad reported.
The quake, which was also felt in the capital Islamabad and the eastern city of Lahore, ocurred at 1149 GMT, the US Geological Survey said. It had its epicentre in the Hindu Kush mountain range along the Afghan border, some 240 kilometres from Kabul, DPA reported.
There were no reports yet of casualties.
In 2005 nearly 80,000 people died in Pakistan and India, when a 7.6-magnitude quake hit Pakistan-administered Kashmir.