Kashmir, Pakistan, LEDC
8th October 2005
7.6 on richter scale
Due to collision between Indian and Eurasian plate
79,000 people were killed
Landslides and large cracks created in the ground
Broken sewerage pipes contaminated water and spread disease
People died due to harsh winter - had no electricty etc
Responses - Short Term
The army and emergency services arrived to join the rescue effort.
Tents were given out by charities.
Aid workers arrived from abroad to find survivors and treat the injured.
Responses - Long Term
Schools and hospitals were rebuilt.
Building regulations were improved to reduce damage and the death rate in future earthquakes.