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About The October 8, 2005 Earthquake

PAKISTAN 2005: Earthquakeearthquake pakistan

Magnitude: 7.6
Date and Time: Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 8:50:40 AM (local time at epicenter)
Location: 100 km (65 miles) NNE of Islamabad, Pakistan

More then 79,000 people killed, 65,308 injured and many buildings heavily damaged or destroyed in northern Pakistan. The heaviest damaged occurred in Muzaffarabad, Kashmir, and in Balakot, and other northern areas of Pakistan where entire villages were destroyed. Building collapsed in Abbotabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat Islamabad Nowshera, and Peshawar. At least 1,360 people killed and 4,386 injured in India. The heaviest damage occurred at Uri where 80 percent of the town was destroyed. At least 32,335 buildings collapsed in Anatnag, Baramula, Jammu and Srinagar, Kashmir, India At least one person killed and some buildings collapsed in Afghanistan. An estimated 4 million people in the area left homeless. Landslides and rockfalls damaged roads and bridges blocking access to many of the heavily damaged areas.


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