The 2005 Kashmir Earthquake is illustrative of the intensity and scope associated with catastrophic earthquake disasters in mountainous regions. On 21 October 2005, NATO agreed to boost its assistance to Pakistan by deploying forces on the ground to assist in the relief effort. Its epicentre was 19 km northeast of … Earthquake in Pakistan-2005 Army’s Relief Efforts. Clips showing donkeys helping with the relief effort following the Pakistan earthquake of 2005. Such is the scope of the disaster that occurred on October 8, 2005, at 8:50 am local time, when an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale devastated large parts of Northern Pakistan and Pakistani-administered Kashmir. An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck in the north of Pakistan on the morning of 8th October 2005, followed by several after shocks just 80 km north of the Pakistan capital, Islamabad. The U.S. has pledged a total of $510 million in earthquake relief and reconstruction efforts to assist the people of Pakistan and to support Pakistani government relief efforts.

... 8th October reminds the tragedy which Pakistan faced due the earthquake in 2005 and Pakistan’s Armed Forces again rose to the occasion to meet the aftermath courageously by contributing to the relief efforts. Kashmir earthquake of 2005, disastrous earthquake that occurred on Oct. 8, 2005, in the Pakistan-administered portion of the Kashmir region and the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan; it also affected adjacent parts of India and Afghanistan. Pakistan's earthquake was the worst natural disaster since the December 26, 2004, tsunami, in which 300,000 perished. Areas of Kashmir in Pakistan and the North West Frontier Province were severely affected by the earthquake. Brief highlights on the impacts of the devastating 8 Oct earthquake in Pakistan and relief efforts of the international community - 26 Oct 2005 The 8 October earthquake An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the northern areas of Pakistan and India on 8 October 2005. At least 79,000 people were killed and more The 2005 Kashmir earthquake occurred at 08:50:39 Pakistan Standard Time on 8 October in Pakistan-administered Azad Kashmir.It was centered near the city of Muzaffarabad, and also affected Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.It registered a moment magnitude of 7.6 and had a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). Pakistan Earthquake 2005 . Pakistan. The Pakistan government’s ill-planned and poorly executed emergency response to the October 2005 earthquake highlighted the inadequacies of authoritarian rule. The experience of the immediate aftermath, relief and recovery, and community reconstruction underscores how this event impacted mountain women, particularly in their roles in rescue and relief efforts and in rebuilding households and communities. These included engineers and medical units from NATO's Response Force. The 2005 Pakistan Earthquake Relief Efforts Part 1 11 th March, 2015 In the second of our series this week marking the 10th anniversary of the Pakistan earthquake which claimed more than 80,000 lives, we recall some of the emergency relief programmes carried out by Islamic Help at the time. The airlift came to an end on 9 February 2006. In total, some 168 NATO flights delivered almost 3,500 tons of relief supplies.