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International Recovery Platform

South Asia Earthquake, 2005

Country Pakistan
Location Islamabad

Brief Overview of the Disaster  
The 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck South Asia on the morning of Saturday 8 October 2005, totally devastating parts of northern Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 95 kilometres northeast of the Pakistan capital Islamabad. 

Displaced Not specified 
Dead 73,000 
Missing Not specified 
Injured 69,000 
Housing Destroyed/Damaged 600,000 
Total Damage and Losses ( in USD) 6.2 billion 
Note Total affected:3.5 million people 
Main Source http://www.emdat.be/Database/terms.html
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/HVAN-6UCVE7?OpenDocument&rc=3&emid=EQ-2005-000174-PAK
GLIDE No. EQ-2005-000174-PAK