KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 17 people were injured in a magnitude-6.2 earthquake that shook the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region Friday, officials said.
The injuries occurred in various localities of Peshawar, Pakistan, about 200 miles from the quake epicenter, according to Peshawar District Officer Muhmand Asim Khan.
The epicenter is in Afghanistan’s Ishkashim district, a mountainous area where the majority of homes are made with mud and are prone to earthquakes. People living in this area are mainly impoverished farmers, Khan said.
More precisely, the quake struck some 25 miles west-southwest of Ashkasham, Afghanistan, and 175 miles northeast of that country’s capital, Kabul, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Another global seismic network, GEOFON, reported on its website that the tremor was slightly stronger as a magnitude 6.3.
That network said the quake was centered about 125 miles deep.