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Earthquake rattles Pakistan's capital, other cities

  • Volunteers transport a boy injured from an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, April 10, 2016. A powerful earthquake rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday, causing panic among people but with no immediate reports of casualties or major damages. Pakistani official Arif Ullah told The Associated Press that the magnitude-7.1 quake was centered near Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Volunteers transport a boy injured from an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, April 10, 2016. A powerful earthquake rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday, causing panic among people but with no immediate reports of casualties or major damages. Pakistani official Arif Ullah told The Associated Press that the magnitude-7.1 quake was centered near Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)  (The Associated Press)

  • Volunteers transport a boy to a hospital injured from an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, April 10, 2016. A powerful earthquake rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday, causing panic among people but with no immediate reports of casualties or major damages. Pakistani official Arif Ullah told The Associated Press that the magnitude-7.1 quake was centered near Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Volunteers transport a boy to a hospital injured from an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, April 10, 2016. A powerful earthquake rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday, causing panic among people but with no immediate reports of casualties or major damages. Pakistani official Arif Ullah told The Associated Press that the magnitude-7.1 quake was centered near Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man helps an injured boy to a hospital after an earthquake hit Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, April 10, 2016. A powerful earthquake rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday, causing panic among people but with no immediate reports of casualties or major damages. Pakistani official Arif Ullah told The Associated Press that the magnitude-7.1 quake was centered near Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    A man helps an injured boy to a hospital after an earthquake hit Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, April 10, 2016. A powerful earthquake rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday, causing panic among people but with no immediate reports of casualties or major damages. Pakistani official Arif Ullah told The Associated Press that the magnitude-7.1 quake was centered near Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)  (The Associated Press)

A powerful earthquake has rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country.

Pakistani official Arif Ullah told The Associated Press that the magnitude-7.1 quake was centered near Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. Germany's GFZ Research Center for Geosciences set the quake's magnitude at 6.5.

In Islamabad, terrified residents fled their homes and offices as buildings swayed. Television footage showed people praying in public.

Tremors were felt as far away as the Indian capital, New Delhi.