Pakistan: Earthquake
Created: 07/04/2016 +

Overview

On 26 October, at 9:09 UTC time, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Afghanistan, north Pakistan and some areas of Indian-controlled Kashmir. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 212.5km, with the epicentre near Jurm, in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. The affected areas of Pakistan, more densely populated than those of Afghanistan, registered major damage, and casualties. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in northern Pakistan, was the most affected, with at least 221 dead, and 1,664 injured. The national toll is 268 dead, and 1,864 injured. Around 13,771 houses were damaged or destroyed.