Diplomat: Yemeni students in Pakistan are in good health [Archives:2005/885/Local News]

October 13 2005

SANA'A- Oct. 9 – Abdu-Elah Hajar, the Yemeni ambassador in Islamabad, said on Sunday that Yemeni students in Pakistan are in good health, and that nobody was hurt in the latest major earthquake that shook in the subcontinent.

The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.6 and struck at 03:50 GMT. It centered about 95 km northwest of Islamabad, near the Indian border, and four aftershocks of magnitude between 5.4 and 5.9 followed it. The earthquake shook buildings across the subcontinent, among other places in the Afghan and Indian capitals, Kabul and New Delhi.

Eyewitnesses reported that Islamabad locals were screaming in fear inside their houses and that car and house alarms were activated during the initial earthquake, which lasted about one minute.