Major 7.2 earthquake rocks southwestern Pakistan

The red pin marks the epicenter of the quake. Source:

According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck southwestern Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan.

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