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28 10 2015
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7.5 Magnitude Quake Hits Pakistan and Afghanistan

27 10 2015
Roads and buildings destroyed by the earthquake in Swat, Pakistan. Photograph: ppiimages/Demotix/Corbis

Roads and buildings destroyed by the earthquake in Swat, Pakistan. Photograph: ppiimages/Demotix/Corbis

At least more 311 were killed in a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which hit North-East of Afghanistan.

However since it is a deep-focus eartquake, as the earthquake originated more than 200km (125 miles) below the earth’s surface, the damage is less than that which a similarly powerful but shallow tremor might cause, reported BBC News.

It was centered in the Hindu Kush region, 76km (45 miles) south of Faizabad and caused a landslide afterwards.

The death toll was mostly from Pakistan where 228 people were reportedly killed and more than 1,000 others were injured.

The authorities are expecting more causalities as damage in remote villages is discovered.





Karachi Airport Attack Killed 18

9 06 2014
Fire illuminates the sky above Karachi airport terminal where security forces are fighting with attackers Sunday night, June 8, 2014, in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Fire illuminates the sky above Karachi airport terminal where security forces are fighting with attackers Sunday night, June 8, 2014, in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Ten gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege.

Rizwan Akhtar, the paramilitary Rangers chief, says all of the ten gunmen have been killed.

The Jinnah International Airport is Pakistan’s busiest airport.

The attack that began late Sunday and ended before dawn on Monday killed at least 18 people.

During the incident, heavy gunfire and multiple explosions could be heard coming from the terminal, used for VIP flights and cargo.

A major fire rose from the airport, illuminating the night sky in an orange glow.

The spokesman for the Pakistani military, General Asim Bajwa, said on Twitter that no aircraft were damaged.

All incoming flights were diverted and all flights operations were suspended.

Local news channels reported Monday morning that authorities were still searching the airport buildings and intermittent firing was still being heard.

The airport operations would be returned to the Civil Aviation Authority later Monday.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

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A Magnitude 7.7 Paskistan Earthquake Killed 327, Created An Island

25 09 2013
The rubble of a house is seen after it collapsed following the quake in the town of Awaran, southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, September 25, 2013. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Pakistan rose to at least 208 on Wednesday after hundreds of mud houses collapsed on people in a remote area near the Iranian border, officials said. REUTERS/Sallah Jan (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER)

The rubble of a house is seen after it collapsed following the quake in the town of Awaran, southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, September 25, 2013. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Pakistan rose to at least 208 on Wednesday after hundreds of mud houses collapsed on people in a remote area near the Iranian border, officials said. REUTERS/Sallah Jan

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Baluchistan on Tuesday.

The U.S. Geological Survey said, the quake, with a depth of about nine miles (about 15 kilometers), struck 43 miles (69 kilometers) northeast of Awaran and 71 miles (114 kilometers) northwest of Bela.

It destroyed houses and cut communications with the worst affected district of Awaran.

The earthquake was so powerful that it caused a small island to emerge from the Arabian Sea, just off the Pakistani coast.

Pakistani officials said that the earth moved with enough force to create a small island visible off the southern coast after the huge tremor. 

By Wednesday, 327 people were reported killed by the disaster.

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The Flooding In Pakistan Reached Thatta

28 08 2010

Pakistani villagers drag their belonging through floodwater in Sarjani near Thatta, in southern Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. Pakistan will have to demonstrate it can spend relief funds transparently and well if it wants more help in rebuilding after its massive floods, the U.S. aid chief said, as officials in the northwest vowed Wednesday to stop banned Islamist groups from helping victims. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

THATTA, Pakistan – Floodwaters made another break Saturday in the levees protecting the southern city of Thatta, as thousands of residents fled for high ground and left the city nearly empty – AP.

This is another disaster for Pakistan.

Thatta is near Karachi, in southern Pakistan.

The terrible flood in Pakistan started about a month ago in the northern part of Pakistan.

Pakistani villagers stand on the remains of an embankment washed away by heavy flooding in Thatta near Hyderabad, Pakistan on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. The Taliban hinted Thursday they may launch attacks against foreigners helping Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the country's history, saying their presence was "unacceptable." The U.N. said it would not be deterred by violent threats. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

Then the flood moved to the south.

The flood destroyed lots of buildings, roads, bridges, vehicles, plants, trees and others.

Lots of the flood victims are facing health problems.

I am sad for the people of Pakistan.

I hope more people will help the victims.

Pakistani villagers stand on the remains of an embankment washed away by heavy flooding in Thatta near Hyderabad, Pakistan on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. The Taliban hinted Thursday they may launch attacks against foreigners helping Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the country's history, saying their presence was "unacceptable." The U.N. said it would not be deterred by violent threats. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)





Aires Flight 8520 Crash Landed On A Caribbean Island-Photos

17 08 2010

Police officers walk near the wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed in the Caribbean resort island of San Andres, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Handout/Navy Press

On Monday a Boeing 737 plane crash landed in San Andres Island, Colombia.

1 person died and 6 were seriously injured.

The plane crashed in a thunderstorm at 1:49 am.

It slided on the runway and broke apart.

The report says that the pilot’s name is Wilson Gutierrez.

He is a great pilot because he can stop the plane from hitting the airport.

The wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed in the Caribbean resort island of San Andres, August 16, 2010. (AFP/ Richard Garcia)

If the plane hit the airport, more people will be killed.

It will then be a bigger disaster.

People don’t know if the aeroplane was hit by a lightning or a gust of wind.

And firefighters had stopped the beginning of fire on a wing.

It is the opposite when everybody in the Pakistani plane crash were killed.

** ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XBOG102 ** A police officer stands by a crashed plane sitting on the runaway at the airport on San Andres island in Colombia, Monday Aug. 16, 2010. The Boeing 737 operated by the airline Aires crashed on landing after departing from Bogota around midnight local time with 131 passengers. According to an Air Force official, at least one passenger died. (AP Photo/Periodico El Isleno, Richard Garcia)

The wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed at San Andres island airport, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Courtesy-RCN/TVNews

The wreckage of a Colombian passenger plane that crashed at San Andres island airport, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Courtesy-RCN/TVNews

The wreckage of the plane that crashed lays in pieces along the runaway at the airport on San Andres island in Colombia, Monday Aug. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Periodico El Isleno/ Richard Garcia)





Moscow Covered By Smog-Pictures

7 08 2010

A Kremlin honor guard is seen at Alexander's Garden outside the Kremlin in heavy smog covering Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The city of Moscow was shrouded Friday by a dense smog that grounded flights at international airports and seeped into homes and offices, as wildfires that have killed 50 people nationwide continued to burn. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

The smog in Moscow is getting thicker.

Moscow is the capital of Russia.

The smog came from the wildfires and forest fires that are burning in western Russia.

This is among the forest fires that caused heavy smog in Moscow. (AFP/Artyom Korotayev)

Airborne pollutants such as carbon monoxide is at six times the normal levels.

So the Russians and the tourists need to wear masks to protect themselves.

Tourists wear protective face masks as they walk along the Red square in thick smog, with Saint Basil's Cathedral partially visible in the back, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The city of Moscow was shrouded Friday by a dense smog that grounded flights at international airports and seeped into homes and offices, as wildfires that have killed 50 people nationwide continued to burn. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

The smog got inside the buildings in Moscow.

The State Historical Museum, on Red Square was forced to close because it couldn’t stop its smoke detectors from going off.

The smog is so thick that we can’t see very far away.

Some flights to Moscow’s Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports had been diverted to other airports.

There could also be road accidents because the drivers can’t see clearly in the thick haze.

The fires drew comment from officials and activists at international climate-change talks in Bonn, Germany.

There are natural disasters all over the world.

Russia is burning and Pakistan is drowning.

I think the people in Moscow should avoid going outside because the thick smog can cause accidents and the air quality is very low.

St. Basil's Cathedral, left, and the Kremlin, right, are seen as tourists walk through thick smog on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

Tourists walking along Red Square in heavy smog, Friday , August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin.

A tourist taking photos in heavy smog in Red Square in central Moscow, Friday, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

A fire fighter attempts to extinguish a forest fire near the village of Dolginino in the Ryazan region, some 180 km (111 miles) southeast of Moscow, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. Over the last 24 hours, firefighters have extinguished 293 fires, but 403 others have been spotted while more than 500 have continued to rage over large swathes of countryside, some of them out of control, the Emergencies Ministry said. (AP Photo)








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