A moderate earthquake jolted northeastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan early Sunday, seismologists said. The 5.9-magnitude quake struck at 12:53 am (2023 GMT Saturday) around 255 kilometres northeast of the Afghan capital Kabul, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, which struck in the remote Hindu Kush mountain range, was registered at a depth of 220 kilometres, it said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage. Northern Afghanistan and Pakistan are often hit by earthquakes, especially around the Hindu Kush range near the collision of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates, where seismic activity is high.