Afghanistan was rocked by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake late Friday night. The quake was 203.5 KMs deep in the ground and its epicentre was 280 KMs north-east from Kabul. According to latest reports, at least 37 people have been reported injured, no news of any deaths so far. Peshawar took the brunt of the damage as all 37 injured were reported from the city.
Tremors of the quake were felt in northern Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir in India. Slight tremors were reported from Delhi as well. Northern and north-eastern Afghanistan are often subject to earthquakes due to their proximity to the Hindu Kush Mountain range, an area that rests upon the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates. A state of emergency has been declared in the affected areas of Afghanistan.