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Earthquake Details Magnitude 6.2 7.8 Date/Time Saturday, October 08, 2005 at 08:52:37PM Saturday, December 28, 1974 at 5:11:43 Date/Time AM Location Location Hunza, HazaraAJK Swat Districts, KPK Muzafferabad, and Depth Depth 33 km (20.5 miles) 26 km (16.2 miles) 100 km (65 miles) NE of ISLAMABAD, 105 miles (160km) North of ISLAMABAD, Distance Distance Pakistan Pakistan
One of the 10 Worst Disasters in the History of Pakistan Source: www.listphobia.com
Losses 5,300 Dead (According to World Bank Report) 17,000 injured A total of 97,000 were left homeless The main road leading into the area was blocked for about 25 miles (40 km) by landslides and rock falls Most of the destruction was centered around the village of “Pattan” which was almost completely destroyed.
Losses 87,000 Dead (According to World Bank Report) 100,000 injured 171,884 houses completely demolished 4 Million people homeless in 1,083 villages of Azad Kashmir In Kashmir, the districts of Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Rawlakot were the most affected.
Losses No deaths reported except two women died of heart attacks in Quetta, about 330 km northeast of the epicenter, where the intensity was MM IV. About 200 mud houses, including some government offices, were reported damaged in Dalbandin area
Suggestions to Reduce Losses: People should be given awareness to tackle this kind of situation by arranging training programs and workshops Construction should be in accordance with the seismic building code Earthquake proof construction should be encouraged in seismically active areas