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The Kashmir Earthquake.

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The Kashmir Earthquake (Re-done) At 08:50:38 (GMT), on the 8th October 2005, an Earthquake occurred affecting a place called Kashmir. The Earthquake registered 7.6 on the magnitude scale. It was a major Earthquake. In Pakistan itself the earthquake occurred five hours earlier due to the time difference. It was the strongest earthquake for 70 years in Pakistan or India. Kashmir itself is a disputed part of Pakistan, however at the moment it is still an area which is being administered partly by Pakistan and partly by India. Death tolls were horrifically large in Pakistan as local authorities reported that around 52,000 people died in Pakistan and approximately 2,000 were killed by this catastrophe in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir. ...read more.

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Many of them are at risk of dying from the spread of disease. It was the strongest earthquake there, for 70 years. The earthquake has also unsettled the disputes among this region. The area has already been fought over for many years by the Pakistanis and the Indians. However, after the event, the disputes have erupted into chaos in both political and geologic areas. Kashmir lies right in the shadow of the Himalayas, probably the most dangerous mountain range in the world. It stretches across 1,500 miles from China to Pakistan and is the world's youngest mountain range and is by far the most dynamic. They were formed not to long ago when India broke away from Pangaea and moved across the ocean until it collided with Eurasia on the other side of the world and began to press itself North, and under the extreme pressures the Himalayas were formed. ...read more.

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India, though they claim the rights of the ownership of the area have offered little sympathy or help to the damages done. The region of Kashmir still remains extremely tectonically active however people still refuse to leave. With such a great population and such frequent disasters, many more catastrophes should be foreseen in the future of the area. ?? ?? ?? ?? This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ Charles de Carvalho JMN This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ Page 2This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ ...read more.

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