Quake hits Indo-Pakistan border
A strong earthquake has struck parts of Pakistan, northern India and Afghanistan, causing panicked residents to pour out into the streets.
In Islamabad, buildings shook and walls swayed for about a minute shortly before 0900 (0400 GMT).
Residents in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and in the Indian capital, Delhi, are also reported to have felt the tremor.
The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of at least 7.6 and the epicentre was northeast of Islamabad.
Japan's Meteorological Agency put the magnitude at 7.8.
"We can say that it was one of the strongest earthquakes [ever] felt in Islamabad," Mohammad Hanif, an official at the Pakistan Meteorological Department, told the Reuters news agency.
Police in the Pakistani city of Lahore told the Associated Press news agency that at least eight people were injured and four shops were damaged.
Part of a 19-storey building collapsed in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, reports say.
"It was so strong that I saw buildings swaying. It was terrifying," Hari Singh, a guard in an apartment complex in the New Delhi suburb of Noida told the Associated Press news agency.
The earthquake was also felt in the disputed territory of Kashmir.