Kashmir Earthquake

Date of earthquake?
2005
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Where is Kashmir?
to the north of Pakistan
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type of plate margin?
destructive
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Magnitude?
7.6
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focus
16 miles
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How much of the surrounding area was damaged?
30,000km squared
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total cost?
$5 billion
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What percentage of the town of Uri was destroyed?
80%
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Death toll?
80,000 - mostly caused by collapsed buildings
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How many people were made homeless?
3 million
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What caused the rescue effort and rebuilding operations difficult?
freezing winter conditions
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Level of disaster planning?
No local disaster planning
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Were the buildings designed to withstand an earthquake?
No
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Why did help not reach many areas for days or weeks?
people had to be rescued by hand, without any equipment or help from emergency services
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What organisation was set up by the Pakistan govt.?
Federral Relief Commission
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Positive responses?
40,000 people have been relocated to a new town, training has been provided to help rebuild buildings as earthquake resistant
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