Earthquake in Pakistan, M7.6, 8 October 2005, 03:51 GMT


Message 1:

Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 04:20 GMT
From: Max Wyss <>
Subject: earthquake in Pakistan

Telephone call to duty person of SwissCorps:
"A very serious disaster has occurred in Northern Pakistan"

Message 2:

Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 04:32 GMT
From: Max Wyss <>
Subject: earthquake in Pakistan

An earthquake with the following parameters has occurred:

08Oct2005 03:50:38.6 34.4N 73.5E 10 M =7.6 M*NEI PAKISTAN

A large shallow quake in this location is a serious disaster.
We estimate that thousands of fatalities may have occurred and the injured may be 10,000 or more.

Message 3:

Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 04:40
From: Max Wyss <>
Subject: Pakistan earthquake

"The cities most affected in todays earthquake in Pakistan are:
Baffa and Abbottabad".

Message 4:
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 04:52
From: Max Wyss <>
Subject: Re: Pakistan earthquake

"The attached map shows the average damage in the settlements in N. Pakistan due to todays earthquake as estimated by QUAKELOSS."

(Note added on this webpage: The map distributed showed more than 500 affected settlement.)

Preliminary Results.

Pakistan 8 Oct 2005


An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale struck Pakistan
Preliminary report (9 Oct 2005): 18,000 fatalities and 40,000 injured. 
Source: OCHA Relief Web (