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When the Earth is Shaken to her Utmost Convulsion
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When the Earth is Shaken to her Utmost Convulsion

The Orbital's Hira Tahseen speaks out on her experience as a victim of one of Pakistan's earthquakes. It was 8:50am on a Saturday morning, the 8th of October, 2005 in Pakistan when I got woken up by the sound of the bedroom door shaking as if someone was trying to break in. Just as I was about to get up to see who that might be, my mother came running from the other room, crying that it is an earthquake. Then it was us on the bed, terrified, holding on to each other tightly and saying our last prayers. An earthquake of 7.6 magnitude shook Pakistan, which although, lasted for seconds, seemed like forever for those who felt it. Yes, we should have ran to a safer place than just sitting on the bed, but at the time we could not think of anything. The Northern areas of Pakistan were affected...