Earthquake in Pakistan: October 26, 2015
A powerful earthquake struck Pakistan and Afghanistan at 2.09pm on Monday afternoon.
The quake was 213 km (132 miles) deep and centered 254 km (158 miles) northeast of Kabul in Badakhshan province. The U.S. Geological Survey initially measured the magnitude at 7.7, then revised it down to 7.5.
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.
Devastation by Earthquake 2015
So far 250 people are reported dead in Pakistan.
The death toll could climb in coming days because communications were down in much of the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range area where the quake was centered.
— Nawal Ahmed (@Nawalaahmed) October 26, 2015
— 92 News (@92newschannel) October 26, 2015
Relief and Support for Earthquake Victims
The damage from earthquake is still estimated. However, initial reports suggest huge loss of life and property.
Rescue and relief operation has been commenced in all earthquake hit areas of Pakistan.
Official contact numbers for rescue and relief of earthquake victims
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Control Room Helpline:
Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority:
Google has launched a person finder to track missing persons in earthquake hit region.
— Google (@google) October 26, 2015