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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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More than 200 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan.
Tremors from the quake were also felt in northern India and Tajikistan.
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Over 132 dead as 7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan
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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