Deadly Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Environment, Preparedness with 32 Comments

Earthquake in Pakistan

Image source: @Hazrat Ali Bacha/Reuters



More than 200 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit in northern Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. There are fears the death toll will rise.

26 October 2015

  • 19:04 GMT

    Pakistani officials have increased the country’s death toll to 228, meaning that the total number of people killed in the earthquake currently stands at 282, AP reported.

  • 18:36 GMT

    The US contacted Pakistani officials and offered its help in alleviating the consequences of the earthquake.

    “We are in touch with the National Disaster Management Authority and we are ready to provide assistance if requested,” a statement issued by the US embassy in Islamabad said.

    “We extend our deepest condolences to the victims and those who lost loved ones as a result of today’s earthquake, in Pakistan and throughout the region,” it added.

  • 17:25 GMT

    The UN is prepared to send assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan to participate in their relief efforts, UN Secretary General’s spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said, according to TASS.

    “The UN [is]ready to grant aid, if there is a corresponding request,” he said as quoted by TASS. Dujarric also added that the consequences of the quake were “relatively low” due to the “low density of population” in the affected areas. In the meantime, UN agencies have started gathering supplies for the people affected by the quake.

  • 17:21 GMT

    According to new data, more than 200 people were killed in the earthquake, after Afghan officials announced that the death toll from the disaster in their country stood at 52, Reuters reported.

    At the same time, the head of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Agency, Amer Afaq, said that as many as 167 people died in Pakistan as a result of the earthquake. According to Pakistan’s military spokesman, General Asim Bajwa, 1,000 more Pakistanis have been injured, Reuters reported.

  • 17:04 GMT

    A footage by Ruptly video agency shows how the earthquake hit Pakistan, people waiting in the streets and the aftermath.


  • 15:45 GMT

    Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said it had already recorded two aftershocks with magnitudes of 4.5 and 5.3, respectively, according to the Telegraph. The US Geological survey also reported two aftershocks, but put their magnitudes at 4.8 and 4.7, respectively, and said that both occurred west of the epicenter of the quake, the Independent reported.


  • 15:22 GMT

    Pakistan will not request any help from the international community to cope with the consequences of the earthquake, the country’s information minister, Pervez Rashid, told reporters at a news conference.

    “We have enough resources to handle the situation. Our top priority is to help those affected because of the earthquake,” he said, AP reported.

    Rashid also thanked India for offering support in the relief work.


  • 14:23 GMT

    The total death toll from the earthquake that hit Pakistan, Afghanistan and India has risen to at least 180 as Pakistani officials announced that the number of people killed in the quake in that country has reached 145, AP reports. Inayatullah Khan, Pakistan’s provincial minister, told AP that the death toll only in the Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has increased to 121.

  • 14:19 GMT

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will cut short his visit to the UK and return to his country in the view of the earthquake, his daughter said on Twitter.


  • 13:39 GMT

    New data released by Pakistani and Afghan officials say that at least 127 people were killed in the quake. At least 94 were killed and over 600 injured in Pakistan, local media reported, citing officials. The death toll in Afghanistan reached 33 people, while over 200 have been injured, officials said.

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  1.' Lacy Marie says:

    Makes me think of the wonderful foreign students that work for me. I pray for their families ?

  2.' Colleen Harrington-Wood says:

    Saying prayers. My heart goes out to them. It’s hard for me to see so much suffering.

  3.' Where there is love there is life says:

    I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou

  4.' Rodney Green says:

    Most disasters are are occurring on the 26 th which is very strange.

  5.' Maddison Bee says:

    Love and blessings to all those affected. I hope there can be light found in this dark time as people move forward and begin the processes of healing and rebuilding from such a tragedy.

  6.' Sam Tan says:

    Amituofo Amituofo Amituofo Amituofo Amituofo Amituofo Amituofo Amituofo Amituofo Amituofo
    May all be free from pain and suffering soon.

  7.' Paladin Gunny says:

    At least it didn’t hit anywhere that progress has been made since the dawn of man

  8.' Christine Todeschini says:

    Prayers for all involved in this disaster ??

  9.' Barbara Stone says:

    so sad poor people

  10.' Xtiana Amaka Onyegirim says:

    God saves their soul

  11. Anonymous says:

    did a plasma machine do this one too?

  12.' Brian Dutko says:

    Good !!!! Fucking bomb tossers deserve it !!!

  13.' Anju Rai says:

    May God help them.

  14.' Gail Lucier Witham says:

    One word: Karma.

  15.' Mamata Sahoo says:

    Bhagban etna kathor kiyon hai…kiyon esa karte hain. Prakrutik tandab kiyon srusti kiya hai…

  16.' Mamata Sahoo says:

    Plz save god to all i req …

  17.' Nicola Kate Woods says:

    How the hell do they deserve it, the absolute ignorance of some of these comments is unbelievable

  18.' Salvador Nonog says:

    i think we should start looking for alternative source of energy and stop siponing oil underneath the earth… maybe its becoming unstable creating all this earthquake and sink holes around the globe.

  19.' Dan Snoek says:

    they have my prayers.

  20.' Donna Spegar says:

    God bless them all in that they find lost one’s still alive. and alone that God comfort them until they are found safely under the rubbish I pray for all them and all of their loved ones and they get all the help they need God bless them all Jesus name Amen

  21.' Deborah Mac Donald says:

    Funny I didn’t feel it I usually feel earthquakes.

  22.' Donna Jo Young-Bergman says:

    ? prayers…

  23.' Secka Abdourahman Adama says:

    No one deserve such what a bad remarks

  24.' Balvinder Uppal says:

    My prayers☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

  25.' Daniel Rincon says:

    what you mean god saves their soul,old the time god that is bst this bisnes of god god no ecxite all you people the sam god excuse one time man is fault know fault of how? sory for this people no only they’r poor on top of that earth quakes thanks god for you help

  26.' Mayga Mayga says:

    my bf didnt text me today am scared

  27.' Judy Corston-Koomans says:


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