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23 Nov 2005 description

Preface

On 8 October 2005 an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale occurred in Northern area of Pakistan and in the border area of Indian Kashmir devastating an area of nearly 30,000 km. The impact zone extended to some areas in Afghanistan too. As per the official reports, around 75,000 people were killed in all the three countries, but the actual figure might be higher than what has been recorded to date.