Dramatic Earthquake strike in north India, Afghanistan and Pakistan

Earthquake measuring 7.5 rocks north India, epicentre in Afghanistan; 4 killed in Pakistan

In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. Vineet Gahlot, the director of seismology at the Indian Meteorological Department, said the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.5 and an epicenter deep in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. The location has a population 666,668. The density of the location is 19/Sq Km, with 330000 in a radius of 75 km.

The GDACS also states that the area has steep slopes (up to 90 per cent) and may be susceptible to landslides. Details of calamities, if any, are awaited.

The full extent of the damage and the number of possible casualties was not yet known.

Death toll from earthquake in northeast Afghanistan rises to 311, with 237 fatalities reported in Pakistan - @AP

Death toll from earthquake in northeast Afghanistan rises to 311, with 237 fatalities reported in Pakistan - @AP

Update: Over 100 confirmed dead in Afghanistan 7.5 quake, 33 there and another 94 in Pakistan - @AP

Update: Over 100 confirmed dead in Afghanistan 7.5 quake, 33 there and another 94 in Pakistan - @AP

Pakistani officials say death toll rises up to 62 after earthquake - @AP

Pakistani officials say death toll rises up to 62 after earthquake - @AP

USGS downgrades magnitude of earthquake felt across Afghanistan, India and Pakistan to 7.5

USGS downgrades magnitude of earthquake felt across Afghanistan, India and Pakistan to 7.5

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake shakes Afghanistan, India and Pakistan; no information on damage yet - @USGS

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake shakes Afghanistan, India and Pakistan; no information on damage yet - @USGS

Major earthquake felt in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Major earthquake felt in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

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