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2005 Kashmir earthquake
Magnitude 7.6 Mw
Depth 15 km (9.3 mi)
Epicenter 34°27′N 73°39′E / 34.45°N 73.65°E / 34.45; 73.65Coordinates: 34°27′N 73°39′E / 34.45°N 73.65°E / 34.45; 73.65
Type Oblique-slip
Areas affected Pakistan, India, Afghanistan
Max. intensity VIII (Severe)
Landslides Yes
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
69,000–75,266 injured
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.

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