Earthquakes without frontiers

“There are going to be around a billion new homes built across Asia over the next 10 years – let’s build them so they are safe.”

The Alpine–Himalayan belt, which stretches from the Mediterranean to the Pacific, is one of the world’s most seismically active regions. Now, a combination of earth science, social science and education is being used to help the region become more resilient to earthquakes, protecting lives and property.

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7.5 magnitude earth quake strikes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan.

Over 132 dead as 7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan

By AGENCIES | DAWN.COM | TARIQ NAQASH | SYED ALI SHAH | IMRAN GABOL | IRFAN HAIDER | ALI AKBAR | FAZAL KHALIQ

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas on Monday, leaving at least 132 dead and scores injured due to building collapses, landslides and stampedes.

The earthquake struck the country at 2:09pm today (Monday).

The death toll could climb in coming days because communications are down in much of the remote mountainous region.

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