Afghanistan – Pakistan Earthquake leaves hundred dead

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan on Monday, with most casualties being in neighbouring Pakistan. Most people think the death toll will rise as the epicentre was in the mountains and very remote, so communication to the area to find out what’s happening is poor.

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The map above shows where the earthquake happened. When an earthquake is above 7 on the Richter scale it means it is Major:

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The earthquake was deep underground so the results weren’t as terrible as one which is closer to the surface (shallow). The BBC reported on numerous landslides which were triggered by the earthquake.

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