A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook some parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan today, causing panic and forcing many to leave homes and other buildings, the DPA reported.
A series of earthquakes have been felt in several Pakistani cities, including those near the border with India, the National Disaster Management Agency said.
No casualties or property damage have been reported so far, but the situation in mountainous areas along the Afghan border has not yet been assessed.
In the capital, Islamabad, many frightened people took to the streets from their homes and businesses.
An earthquake is common in this part of the world.
In October 2015, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake killed more than 400 people and left several thousand homeless in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. In 2005, more than 70,000 people died and millions were left homeless in Pakistan and Kashmir, making it one of the country’s greatest tragedies.