Some features of this site are not compatible with your browser. Install Opera Mini to better experience this site.

Strong Earthquake in Northern Pakistan

Kashmir Earthquake Forms New Lakes
Image

Kashmir Earthquake Forms New Lakes

Two months after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Kashmir, water continued to build behind a natural dam. The dam was created when a landslide covered two rivers, which are now pooling into lakes in the valleys beyond the slide.

Published Dec 20, 2005

Image of the Day Land Earthquakes

Landslide, Neelum River, Pakistan
Image

Landslide, Neelum River, Pakistan

The magnitude 7.6 earthquake that shattered Pakistan on October 8, 2005, caused the most damage in the region surrounding the city of Muzaffarabad, about 10 kilometers southwest of the earthquake’s epicenter. The Ikonos satellite captured an image of a landslide in Makhri, a village on the northern outskirts of Muzzaffarabad, on October 9, 2005. The western face of the mountain has collapsed, sending a cascade of white-grey rock into the Neelum River. The landslide is likely only one of many to occur along the river, which is almost unrecognizable after the earthquake.

Published Oct 23, 2005

Image of the Day Land Life Human Presence Earthquakes