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•The 2005 Kashmir earthquake occurred at 08:52:37 Pakistan Standard Time on 8 October in the Kashmir region of South Asia. •It was centered in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (Azad Kashmir), near the city of Muzaffarabad, and also affected Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.• It registered a moment magnitude of 7.6. •As of 8 November, the government of Pakistan's official death toll was 75,000. The earthquake also affected countries in the surrounding region where tremors were felt in Tajikistan and western China, while officials say nearly 1,400 people also died in Jammu and Kashmir and four people in neighboring Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan. •The severity of the damage caused by the earthquake is attributed to severe upthrust, coupled with poor construction.•Well over US$ 5.4 billion (400 billion Pakistani rupees) in aid arrived from all around the world


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