7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

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Over 130 dead as 7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan.

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas on Monday, leaving at least 130 dead and scores injured due to building collapses, landslides and stampedes.

The earthquake struck the country at 2:09pm today (Pakistan Standard Time) (Monday).

The death toll could climb in coming days because communications are down in much of the remote mountainous region.

Forty minutes after the first earthquake, an aftershock of 4.8 magnitude was reported in the same area. Aftershocks are expected to continue in the affected areas.

The magnitude of today’s earthquake is close to the previous earthquake of 2005, but the destruction was more widespread then due to the shallow epicentre of the quake, according to analyst Faheem Zaman.

The earthquake in 2005 was at a depth of 26 km, while today’s earthquake was at a depth of 212.5 km.
The death toll is continuously rising, thousands are injured.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1215519/77-...rikes-pakistan

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&...n%20earthquake
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The death toll is continuously rising, thousands are injured.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1215519/77-...rikes-pakistan

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&...n%20earthquake
I know it can be really scary. I suffered the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal 6 months ago. The thing that comes immediately after rescue should be finding temporary shelter for the inhabitants of all the threatened buildings.
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The death toll is continuously rising, thousands are injured.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1215519/77-...rikes-pakistan

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&...n%20earthquake
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May God look after them all and everybody will be alright.
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I know it can be really scary. I suffered the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal 6 months ago. The thing that comes immediately after rescue should be finding temporary shelter for the inhabitants of all the threatened buildings.
Hope everyone was okay - thank fully I have never experienced or been amidst a natural disaster but it's a terrifying experience for the sufferers and their families. My condolences go out to them.
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Hope everyone was okay - thank fully I have never experienced or been amidst a natural disaster but it's a terrifying experience for the sufferers and their families. My condolences go out to them.
Nepal, in terms of infrastructure, was really bad. But hopefully this does not ring true with Pakistan. USGS had declared the disaster orange, so hopefully the death toll will not rise.
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