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LEDC Earthquake Case Study: Kashmir, 2005
Fact file
Date: 8.40 am on 8 October 2005
Richter: 7.6
Focus: 26km
Length of Quake: 60 seconds
Aftershocks: up to 6 on the Richter Scale, lasted for 2 days
Immediate Deaths: 79,000
Homes Destroyed: 3.3 million


Kashmir is located on the…

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Responses from India and Pakistan

Indian Red Cross distributed 21,500 blankets, 300 kitchen sets, and medical supplies
The army and emergency services arrived to help dig people out
Military helicopters took the injured to first aid centres on flatter ground
The India-Pakistan border was opened to allow food and emergency…


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