Earthquake in Pakistan 26 October 2015 8.1 Magnitude
A strong earthquake of magnitude 8.1 on the Richter scale jolted Pakistan, Afghanistan and India on Monday.
The earthquake struck in northeastern Afghanistan, the US Geological Survey said, sending tremors that were felt in India and Pakistan, Reuters reported. Tremors were felt in Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, Chitral, Mardan and nearby areas. The epicentre of the earthquake was 265km NE of Kabul.
According to sources tremors were felt for over one minute. The quake spread panic among people and they rushed out of their homes, however; no loss of life or property has been reported so far.
9 People died in peshawar qisa khani bazar where a building crashed due to jolts.Army chief general raheel shareef ordered troops to start rescue operation immediately.Casualties may increase.
The quake was 196 km deep and centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. source
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