Jan
18

Major 7.2 earthquake rocks southwestern Pakistan

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The red pin marks the epicenter of the quake. Source: http://maps.google.com/

According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck southwestern Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2011ggbx.php#details

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake in 2005 in northern Kashmir killed nearly 75,000 people.

More on today’s quake:
The Associated Press • BBC • Reuters • Washington Post • Al-Jazeera • Radio Free Europe

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