Maharashtra LEDC Earthquake

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Key Facts

Maharashtra is a western state in the middle of India.

1st Septembre 1993

6.2 Richter Scale

+22,000 dead

150,000 homeless 

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Weird thing is that...

It wasn't on a plate boundary

Part of the 2% that occured off a plate boundary.

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Other information

The army didn't arrive until 36hrs after the earthquake struck

Until this point civilians were saving other civilians.

People were still being saved 5 days later.

No precautions as it wasn't an earthquake prone area.

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Other information

The army didn't arrive until 36hrs after the earthquake struck

Until this point civilians were saving other civilians.

People were still being saved 5 days later.

No precautions as it wasn't an earthquake prone area.

The scale of the earthquake was equivalent to a 30 mega tonne nuclear bomb.

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The UK

The UK sent over things like:

Tents

Blankets

Water suplies

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The Robin Hood Earthquake

It is nicknamed the Robin Hood earthquake because the rich people in the stone houses died, whereas the poor people in the straw huts survived when they collapsed.

The buildings have been rebuilt with triangular structures because that is the strongest shape.

The roofs are domes because it is thought to be an earthquake proof shape.

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