An Earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck the Hindukush area on 26 October 2015, with its epicenter approximately 260km North-East of Kabul, Afghanistan. Through to 29 October, fourteen more aftershocks of a magnitude of 4.1 or greater were felt.
By 5th November, it was estimated that at least 398 people had been killed, mostly in Pakistan, and 1,800 people were injured in the affected areas. The deadly earthquake caused heavy damage and panic across one of the world’s most impoverished and war-torn regions. Buildings collapsed during the quake, sending people pouring into city streets in Peshawar and Islamabad in Pakistan, and in Kabul, the Afghan capital.