More than 40,000 people are feared dead after an earthquake and its numerous aftershocks hit 60 miles north of the Pakistani city of Islamabad. Details can be found here.
Focus on the Kashmiri quake has prompted discussion of “the big one” along California’s Hayward Fault. It’s only a matter of time, according to many experts; some predictions anticipate a major San Francisco area quake within the next 30 years. Listen to this morning’s report from NPR here. (Real Audio or Windows Media Player required.)