Quake jolts North Pakistan, Afghanistan

A moderate earthquake has rattled northern Pakistan and Afghanistan but there are no reports of injuries or damage.

A Pakistani government meteorologist Qamar Zaman Chaudhry says the quake happened at 4:21 a.m. Pakistan time on Sunday (2321 GMT; 6:21 p.m. EDT on Saturday).

It was felt in northern Pakistan and in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

The U.S. Geological Survey says it was a magnitude 5.7 quake, and was centred in the Hindu Kush mountains, 110 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of Kabul.

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