A strong earthquake rocked wide areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan and India Thursday, injuring at least 70 people and damaging buildings, Radio Pakistan reported.
The quake measured 6.6 on the Richter scale and the epicenter was about 250 miles north of the western Pakistan city of Peshawar on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the Seismology Institute in Peshawar said.The quake struck at 9:57 a.m. Pakistan time and lasted about 15 seconds.
Radio Pakistan said at least 70 people were treated in hospitals in the Northwest Frontier Province for injuries suffered as a result of the quake. It said houses in the province were damaged.
The temblor was felt as far east as New Delhi. People ran out of their homes in panic in towns and cities across northern Pakistan and northwestern India.