KABUL, April 17 (RIA Novosti) - At least 20 people
were killed in an earthquake that hit the eastern Afghan
province of Nangarhar early on Friday, regional authorities
Hundreds of buildings in the earthquake zone were also damaged
The epicenter of the 5.5-magnitude quake was located 85 km (53
miles) southeast of the capital, Kabul and 140 km (87 miles)
west of the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
Two hours after the quake, the affected area was hit by a
A 5.4-magnitude tremor was also registered overnight near
Pakistan's capital of Islamabad and the nearby city of
Rawalpindi, The News International newspaper said. No deaths or
damage have been reported.