The Gujarat Earthquake

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The Gujurat Earthquake
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When?
26th Jan 2001
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Why live there? (2)
2nd most industrialised state in India, growing at a rate of 12.8% compared to 2% nationally
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Richter scale?
7.7
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Why did it happen?
Sudden stress at the collision margin of theIndo-Australian plate and Eurasian plate
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Deaths?
20,000
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Injured?
166,000
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How many affected?
15.9 million
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Buildings damaged?
350,000 (90%)
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How many homeless?
600,000
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What % of Bhuj was uninhabitable?
95%
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Total cost of damage?
$5 billion
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What occured underground?
Pipes and sewers were destroyed
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How many ports were affected as a result of good not reaching the coast?
40+
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What good came out of it? (2)
Desert rivers began to flow again after centuries, the water table rose
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What was set up to help dig?
Floodlights so it could be done 24 hours a day
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How many NGO's helped out?
22
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How many shelters were built?
27,000
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What sort of map was produced?
An earthquake zoning map
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What was relocated on a large scale?
Villages and all residents
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What was done to gov buildings?
Made earthquake resistant
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How many kilometres of transmission lines were strengthened?
8,900
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What occured in terms of gender?
Gender disparity was reduced due to an increased no. of women in work
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