Shaukat Sultan, Pakistan's chief army spokesman, who announced the toll on Sunday, said at least 45, people had been injured, a vast majority on the Pakistani side of Kashmir. He said that "so far there are many areas which have not been reached" by the army, but that military units were expected to reach all of them by the end of the day. The quake was centered in the far-flung villages of the North-West Frontier Province, but it shook houses and high-rises throughout the region.
As more debris is cleared, the death toll could climb higher. The high number of casualties makes the Muzaffarabad earthquake one of the top 10 deadliest earthquakes to strike in years. The latest fatality estimates mean this earthquake has already proven far deadlier than most temblors, which kill an average of 1, people.
It was centered near the city of Muzaffarabadand also affected Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. It registered a moment magnitude of 7. The earthquake also affected countries in the surrounding region where tremors were felt in AfghanistanTajikistan and Chinese Xinjiang.
On Saturday, 8 Octobera massive earthquake shook cities and villages across northern Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7. A series of aftershocks, including one of 6. The earthquake caused substantial damages with buildings collapsing in many Pakistani cities and many towns and villages were completely destroyed.
The Kashmir earthquake' also known as the South Asian earthquake or the Great Pakistan earthquake ofdesignates a major earthquake with its epicenter in the Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Registering a debatable 7. As of November 8,the Pakistani government's official death toll stood at 73, while officials say nearly 1, people died in Jammu and Kashmir and fourteen people in Afghanistan.
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The epicentre of the earthquake was located 95 kilometres northeast of the Pakistan capital Islamabad. OCHA, 26 Oct Approximately 75, people were killed, 70, injured, and an estimated 3.
The epicentre was located 80km 50 miles north-east of Islamabad but was felt in the Pakistani capital and across South Asia, from Afghanistan to western Bangladesh. By 27 October, more than 1, aftershocks had been recorded. The World Bank described the earthquake as arguably the most debilitating natural disaster in Pakistan's history.
On October 8,a magnitude 7. More than 80, people perished as a result of the quake, while an estimated 4 million others were left homeless. The Kashmir earthquake took place shortly after a.