Tectonic Hazard - Kashmir Earthquake

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When did the earthquake in Kashmir occur?
9.20 am - 8th October 2005
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What was the magnitude of the earthquake?
7.7 on the richter scale
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How many aftershocks occured?
900 aftershocks
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What was another huge hazard in the mountanious region?
Huge risk of rockfall
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How many people were killed and how many people were injured?
73,000 killed & 69,000 injured
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how many people were left homeless?
3 million people
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how many children had died?
19,000
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Why did many not have time to escape?
It was during Ramadan, so many people were sleeping
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Why was there a huge psychological damage?
Whole generations had been lost + lost everything
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What was the overall cost of damage?
$5 billion
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How many farm animals had been killed?
250,000
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How many schools had collapsed?
1442 schools
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Which two dieases spread rapidly from the earthquake?
Tetanus and Cholera
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Why was aid slow to reach Kashmir?
It was already an isloated region, but the destruction of bridges and roads made it even worse
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Why did many die of the cold?
Huge lack of tents, food, etc.
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How much arrived in aid?
$5.4 billion
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Has any long term planning gone into Kashmir?
Not particularly, just re-building what was lost
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