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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2005 6:29 am | Updated: 10:01 am, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A magnitude-5.2 earthquake shook Pakistan's capital and the northwestern region on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake shortly after 1 p.m. shook buildings in Islamabad, where some residents ran out of their homes, Geo television reported.

The state-run Seismological Center in the northwestern city of Peshawar said the moderate quake was centered 125 miles northeast of Peshawar.

A number of quakes have struck the country since a massive temblor on Oct. 8 killed an estimated 87,000 people and left more than 3.5 million homeless in northwestern Pakistan and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.

Local television reported the temblor also jolted Kashmir and northwestern Pakistan. The center said it had no reports it was felt in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and one of the zones hardest hit by the Oct. 8 quake. An Associated Press reporter in Muzaffarabad said he did not feel the quake.

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