A 6.1-magnitude earthquake in the Central Asian republics of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan has killed at least 13 people, according to reports.

The US Geological Survey reported that the quake was centered 26 miles southwest of Ferghana, a city in Uzbekistan.

The emergency ministry of Uzbekistan said the quake in the border area of Kyrgyz also left 86 people wounded.

As a result of the earthquake, some old buildings were destroyed in the Ferghana region, the Uzbek ministry said in a statement.

According to initial information, 13 people were killed as a result of the damage to the houses.

Thus far, Kyrgyzstan has not reported any casualties.

Reuters reported that tremors were felt across the region

A resident of Ferghana told Reuters the quake lasted about three minutes.

Everybody was afraid. Everything was shaking, said Dilaffrus Muminova.

Central Asia is no stranger to earthquakes.

In 2008, more than 70 people died in a 7.5-magnitude quake that struck Tashkent, the Uzbek capital.