2005 Pakistan earthquake
|UTC time||2005-10-08 03:50:40|
|Local date||8 October 2005|
|Local time||08:50 Pakistan Standard Time|
|Depth||15 km (9.3 mi)|
|Areas affected||Pakistan, India, Afghanistan|
|Max. intensity||VIII (Severe)|
|Aftershocks||5.9 Mw 8 Oct at 03:57 |
5.8 Mw 8 Oct at 03:58
6.4 Mw 8 Oct at 10:46
|Casualties||86,000–87,351 dead |
2.8 million displaced
The 2005 Kashmir Earthquake (also known as the Great Pakistan earthquake) was a major earthquake centered in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa near the city of Muzaffarabad. It occurred at 08:52:37 Pakistan Standard Time (03:52:37 UTC) on 8 October 2005.
86 000 people died, 32 000 buildings collapsed, and 2.4 million people were left homeless. Kashmir, Pakistan, and Southern part of India were all affected.