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Pakistan earthquake - What were the causes?
The Eurasian plate and Indian plate meet at a collision plate boundary that runs through the middle of pakistan. the tension that had been building up along the fault line was suddenly released. the area is very prone to seismic activity (Himalayas)
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Pakistan earthquake - What were the primary impacts?
80,000 died. Tens of thousands were injured. hundreds of thousands of buildings were damaged or destroyed. water pipelines and electricity lines were broken.
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Pakistan earthquake - what were the secondary impacts?
Landslides triggered, caused many people/buildings buried. exposed electrical and gas pipes caused fires and explosions resulting in deaths. supplies cut off leading to diseases spreading, lack of clean water/food. education suffered schools destroye
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Pakistan earthquake - What made the earthquake even worse?
Freezing winter conditions shortly after the earthquake caused more casualties and meant rescue and rebuilding operations were difficult
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Pakistan earthquake - What were the responses?
International aid and equipment (e.g copters/rescue dogs/people). tents, blankets and medical supplies were distributed. 40,000 people from a destroyed town were relocated. government money was given to rebuild homes. aid was given to rebuild school
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Pakistan earthquake - What made responses difficult?
Help didn't reach areas for days/weeks as they were cut off by blocked roads aswell as being very rural. many people had to be rescued by hand and equipent couldn't access. government money givn used on food. 3 years on ppl still living in temp tents
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Pakistan earthquake - general facts
The earthquake was in 2005 in Kashmir. it had a magnitude of 7.6.
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