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Kashmir Earthquake, Pakistan
Transcript of Kashmir Earthquake, Pakistan
Roads and many other transport links were destroyed
Death toll- 75,000
Health, education water supply were ruined.
no internal emergency aid
relied on external aid The 2005 Kashmir earthquake was a major earthquake centered in the Pakistan administered Kashmir near the city of Muzaffarabad, Sehnsa-Kotli Gilgit-Baltistanalso affecting and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It occurred at 08:52:37 (03:52 GMT) on the 8th October 2005.
The magnitude was 7.6
As of 8 November, the government of Pakistan's official death toll was 75,000.
The earthquake also affected countries in the surrounding region where tremors were felt in Tajikistan and western China, while officials say nearly 1,400 people also died in Jammu and Kashmir and four people in Afghanistan. By
Carl Evans Event Profile Causes
Pakistan lies on the direct fault line of South East Asia. The earthquake occurred due to movement of the Eurasian and Indian plate.
The two plastes collided together causing an earthquake in the North East of Kashmir causing great devestation.
An alternate theory however, suggests that bomb testing in a local area could of triggered the earthquake. Impacts Practical reconstruction and rehabilitation were carried out after.
The basic infrastructure, including tertiary care, health, education, road networks, water supply, waste management and other basic needs, was still underdeveloped and had not reached pre-earthquake status in the region, hence mass destruction.
Central Asia Institute, a US NGO was the first organization to rebuild earthquake-resistant schools in Azad Kashmir in November 2006. They were not only earthquake-resistant but were the first 3 schools reconstructed after the disaster.