Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Earthquake in Peshawar today 26 October 2015

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Update October 27, 2015

- Death toll has risen to 338 including more than 200 in Pakistan alone.
- At least 12 of the victims were Afghan schoolgirls killed in a crush as they tried to get out of their building.

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Magnitude 7.5 massive earthquake hit Peshawar region of Pakistan today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 45 km N of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan. It was 132.1 miles deep.

At least forty two people have died. Thirty people killed in Pakistan alone. Twelve more died in Afghanistan. Six people, including children, were killed in Swat, while four people were killed in the Bajaur tribal region after buildings collapsed in the area of Pakistan.

Forty minutes after the first earthquake, another 4.8 magnitude tremor was reported in the same area. Tremor was felt in parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal.

According to USGS, earthquakes such as this event, with focal depths between 70 and 300 km, are commonly termed "intermediate-depth" earthquakes.

They typically cause less damage on the ground surface above their foci than is the case with similar magnitude shallow-focus earthquakes, but large intermediate-depth earthquakes may be felt at great distance from their epicenters.

09:09 UTC (local time: 13:39; 2015-10-26 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
45 km N of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan
48 km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan
76 km S of Fayzabad, Afghanistan
77 km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan
254 km NNE of Kabul, Afghanistan