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Earthquake hits Pakistan and India with Epicenter near Islamabad

October 8th 2005

Earthquake hits Pakistan and India with Epicenter near Islamabad

Earthquake Epicenter

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported that 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit northern Pakistan on Saturday October 8th at 8:50AM local time (or 8:50 PDT.  The tumbler rocked both India and Pakistan. 

According to the survey the center of the earthquake was approximately 60 miles (95km) NE of Islamabad and was 6.2 miles (10km) deep. The quake collapsed a 19 story building in the Pakistan Capital of Islamabad, according to The Hindu online. 

Rescue workers were on the scene and there were at least two injuries at that building calapse.  Local TV reported the earthquake caused panic in Islamabad and nearby Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta near the Afghan border.  The quake lasted for about 1 minute.       

 

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By Dan Wilson
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