Case Study

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Background Information

Kashmir, Pakistan, LEDC

8th October 2005

7.6 on richter scale

Due to collision between Indian and Eurasian plate 

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Primary effects

Buildings collapsed 

79,000 people were killed 

Landslides and large cracks created in the ground

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Secondary Effects

Broken sewerage pipes contaminated water and spread disease

People died due to harsh winter - had no electricty etc 

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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.

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Responses - Long Term

Schools and hospitals were rebuilt.

Building regulations were improved to reduce damage and the death rate in future earthquakes.

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