A 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous regions of both northern Afghanistan and Pakistan on Friday where more than 300 people were killed by an earthquake just two months ago.
According to an emergency rescue service spokesman, Bilal Ahmed Faizi, more than 30 people are reported to be injured due to collapsed walls and homes. A total of 41 people have been taken into the various hospitals throughout the western city of Peshawar.
The powerful quake was felt in the Afghan capital Kabul at 11:14 pm local time (1914 GMT) and in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. Residents were forced to evacuate their homes as they were awakened by the quake.
The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake was initially reported as a 6.4-magnitude with a a depth of 126.5 miles (203 km) and centred 51 miles (82 km)in the southeast of the town of Feyzabad, the capital of the Afghan province of Badakhshan.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in Pakistan announced a red alert just after the quake. However, the exact number of lost lives have yet to be verified, as they are not available at the moment.
A 7.5-magnitude quake hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan before, on Oct. 26. It left thousands of houses destroyed houses and more than 300 deaths.