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2005 Pakistan earthquake

earthquake

The 2005 Kashmir Earthquake (also known as the Great Pakistan earthquake) was a major earthquake centered in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa near the city of Muzaffarabad. It occurred at 08:52:37 Pakistan Standard Time (03:52:37 UTC) on 8 October 2005.

2005 Kashmir earthquake
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2005 Pakistan earthquake
UTC time2005-10-08 03:50:40
ISC event7703077
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date8 October 2005
Local time08:50 Pakistan Standard Time
Magnitude7.6 Mw
Depth15 km (9.3 mi)
Epicenter34°27′N 73°39′E / 34.45°N 73.65°E / 34.45; 73.65Coordinates: 34°27′N 73°39′E / 34.45°N 73.65°E / 34.45; 73.65
TypeOblique-slip
Areas affectedPakistan, India, Afghanistan
Max. intensityVIII (Severe)
LandslidesYes
Aftershocks5.9 Mw  8 Oct at 03:57
5.8 Mw  8 Oct at 03:58
6.4 Mw  8 Oct at 10:46
Casualties86,000–87,351 dead
69,000–75,266 injured
2.8 million displaced

86 000 people died, 32 000 buildings collapsed, and 2.4 million people were left homeless. Kashmir, Pakistan, and Southern part of India were all affected.