5.9 Earthquakes in Pakistan and Japan: Deadly Consequences on October, 7
October 7, 2021, would be remembered by the residents of Pakistan and Japan for fear for their lives and their loved ones.
In the morning, the whole world was shocked by the news of an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 in the province of Baluchistan (Pakistan). Rescue operations by the army are still continuing, but the statistics are already shocking – 23 killed (6 of them children), about 300 wounded, and hundreds of people under the rubble of collapsed mines and houses. Many people received assistance outside the walls of the hospital because there are not enough places. According to the testimony of eyewitnesses, everyone was scared, some were running and did not know what to do, while others sat on the side of the road and prayed that the tremors would stop.
While the world was agitated by the terrible disaster in Pakistan, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Japan. There were more than 20 injured in the capital and surrounding areas, problems with electricity, water, gas leaks, and chaotic fires. Fortunately, this earthquake did not claim any lives, but experts claim that there is a high risk of another earthquake of the same magnitude within a week.
Pakistan and Tokyo are often subject to earthquakes, but these are recognized as some of the strongest in recent years in these regions.