Hazardous Earth Kashmir Earthquake Case Study

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  • Kashmir
    • 780,000 buildings were destroyed and damaged
      • 17,000 school buildings
      • Major hospitals close to the epicentre were destroye-d
    • 250,000 farm animals dies
    • 500,000 people affected
    • Epicentre located 19km North Northeast of the capital city
    • 138,000 injured
    • 3,000,000 people made homeless
    • 100,000 deaths
      • Mostly from collapsed buildings
    • No local disaster planning
      • Poor Infrastructure- not earthquake resistant
        • Broken water pipes
        • Broken electricity lines
        • Electricity supply cut off
      • Poor communicati-on
      • Poorly constructed roads
    • Eurasian and Indian plates
    • Destructive plate boundary
    • 7.6
    • Population 11.25 million
    • 8th October 2005 8.50am

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