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Last Updated: Thursday October 05 2006 09:33 GMT

Clickable map: South Asia Quake

Click the blue labels on the map to find out about the damage caused by the earthquake in Pakistan on 8 October 2005.

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The earthquake, which measured 7.6 on the Richter Scale had its centre close to Muzaffarabad in the part of Kashmir run by Pakistan (Pakistan-administered Kashmir). The tremor was felt from Kabul to Delhi but the main areas affected have been Kashmir and Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province.

By 11 November, the government had distributed 350,000 tents, 3.2m blankets and 3,000 tonnes of medicine and set up dozens of tent villages for those affected.


Impact: This was the hardest hit region, with whole villages wiped out and much of the area's main city Muzaffarabad destroyed. Landslides blocked roads leading into the area, power and water supplies were cut off, telephone connections were down and hospitals and schools were destroyed.

Toll: It's thought more than 40,000 people died in the part of Kashmir that is controlled by Pakistan.

Aid: A sports stadium was used to house the homeless and provide help to survivors. There were problems with food supplies and medicines.


Impact: The town of Balakot was one of the most badly damaged, and two schools collapsed. Officials say several villages have been wiped out completely. The government is building a new town for 40,000 people around 30km from Balakot.

Toll: According to Pakistani figures, 3,500 people were killed and more than 8,500 were injured in the province.

Aid:A French rescue team and some digging equipment arrived in Balakot and five children were pulled out of the rubble alive days after the earthquake. Oxfam and the United Nations also helped.


Impact: Two blocks containing about 75 flats collapsed.

View of a collapsed building in Islamabad following a strong earthquake
More people may be trapped in the collapsed building
Thirty people died in the flats, and another 50 remain unaccounted for. In Punjab province police reported that 11 people died and 83 were injured. In the Northern Areas, two people were killed and two others were hurt, officials said.

Aid: Foreign rescue teams are helping pull out survivors.


Impact: The towns of Kupwara, Uri and Tangdar are the worst-hit. Landslides blocked the key highway that connects Srinagar to the rest of India. About 5,000 houses were damaged or destroyed.

A victim of the earthquake is buried in Uri in Indian-controlled Kashmir
Many of the dead are already being buried
Toll: According to officials 1,300 people died as a result of the earthquake and several thousand people were injured.

Aid: Some food aid and tents were delivered to the area but more was needed. Aid was dropped from aircraft in remote villages. The most badly injured were taken to Srinagar by helicopter.


Impact: In Punjab state, shops and houses fell down and rescuers cut through rubble to find survivors. Buildings in Delhi and Amritsar were damaged. Tremors caused panic in Gujarat and were also felt in Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Toll: Two people were killed, including a five-year-old boy in the border district of Gurdaspur.


Impact: The quake was felt across eastern and central Afghanistan but there was very little damage to buildings.

Toll: The government reported four deaths, including three children in the east of the country.

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