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Title : Pakistan Earthquake - 26 October 2015
Published Date : 30 Oct 2015

ISLAMABAD - A strong earthquake measuring 8.1 on Richter Scale struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas on Monday. No casualties have been reported yet.

 

Tremors have been felt in major cities, including Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta, Kohat and Malakand. Tremors were also felt in Kabul and New Delhi. The magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in northeastern Afghanistan, the United States Geological Survey said.

 

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. The Pakistan Meteorological Department said that the magnitude of the earthquake was 8.1.

 

Communication services have been disrupted in Islamabad. A building has also reportedly collapsed in Peshawar. Citizens took to social media to post reports of the massive quake that lasted for up to one minute. 

 

GPP Disaster Management Team (DMT) with their wide range of professional disaster response experience developed strategy to conduct survey to assist the earthquake victims as quickly as possible. GPP team, at present, collecting the data and paying visits to the most vulnerable areas and holding meetings with their respective representatives. GPP contacted the authorities and asked about the most vulnerable area where there is great need. Donations are welcome to assist the earthquake victims. For donations and help, please contact GPP team on 051-2100341 or info@globalpeace.net.pk. For more details please log on to http://www.globalpeace.net.pk/donation-detail.php?i=2219.

 

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