An earthquake of 7.6 magnitude on the Richter scale, epicentered in Kashmir, hit northern India and Pakistan, around 8:50 AM local time.
The confirmed death toll stands at 1,337.
Effects of the quake, the most intense in the region in a century, were felt hundreds of miles away.
Remote towns and major cities, such as Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad, India’s capital of New Delhi and the Pakistani city of Lahore, were shaken.
The same community who blogged the tsunami are now blogging the earthquake. Follow their blog at: http://tsunamihelp.blogspot.com/.
Our hearts and minds are with the people of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan who have lost their loved ones in these tragic events.
May God help them and may those lost rest in peace.