Earthquake hits Pakistan and India with Epicenter near Islamabad
October 8th 2005
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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