Case Study - Kashmir, Pakistan

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Kashmir, Pakistan

8th October 2005

7.6 on the moment magnitude scale

Primary Effects:

  • 80 000 deaths
  • Tens of thousands injured
  • Whole villages destroyed
  • 3 million made homeless
  • Water pipelines and electricity lines were broken, cutting off supply

Secondary Effects:

  • Landslides buried buildings and people/disrupted services
  • Diarrhoea and other diseases spread due to little clean water
  • Freezing winter conditions caused

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