Earthquake Hits Pakistan


On October 26, current year, at 13:09 local time, (at 09:09 by Grinvich), the magnitude 7.5 earthquake was recorded by the RA MTAES Seismic Protection Survey Seismological Network. The powerful earthquake has struck in the far North of Afghanistan with tremors felt in Pakistan.

The geographical coordinates of the epicenter are north width 36.49օ and east length 70.94օ. The hypocenter of the seismic activity was 215 kilometers beneath the surface.

The tremor measured magnitude 6-7 at the epicenter area.

According to “Ria Novosti” preliminary information, 5 people died and more than 50 were injured in Afghanistan, and 13 people died and more than 300 were injured in Pakistan.

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