Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocks Afghanistan, Pakistan

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has rocked Afghanistan and Pakistan, sending people racing out of houses in the two capitals.

The U.S. Geological Survey tells the temblor was centered merely across the border, in a remote part of Tajikistan.

Omer Mohammadi, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s disaster management authority, says two small children were injured when their home collapsed.

In Islamabad and Kabul, people fled their offices and homes and recited poems from the Quran in the streets.

The two countries are prone to earthquakes.

Earlier Wednesday, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled parts of eastern Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan. That earthquake caused a stampede at local schools in the northwestern city of Bannu, injuring at least 10 students, according to Mohammad Aslam, a local police official.

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