Earthquakes-Kashmir, -- October 2005

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facts:

-north of pakistan 

-destructive-indian plate forced under eurasian 

-8;50am 

-7.5 on richter scale 

-focus at a depth of 16 miles, epicentre close to Muzaffarabad 

-earthquake caused by movement along plate margin -75km crack

-caused damage in Afghanistan and India

economic:

- Total damage US$5 billion

-80% of the town of Uri was destroyed 

-areas 25km away from epicentre-25% buildings

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