This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Kashmir Earthquake Essay

524 words - 3 pages

The Kashmir Earthquake
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 ...view middle of the document...

The UN say that more than 4,000,000 people
were affected by this monster. Disease has already started to spread
rapidly and many have died already. Many of them are at risk of dying
from the spread of disease. It was the strongest earthquake there, for
70 years.

[IMAGE] 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. As India is ever pressing North at a rate of 1.6 inches a
year, earthquakes and landslides are frequent in the area.

However the dangers haven’t seemed to cease the ever-growing
population of the area. Most of them in the Kashmir region are Muslims
who live in the town of Muzaffarabad, and a small percentage of the
population are Hindus, who claim the rights for the ancient region of
Kashmir.

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.

Other Essays Like The Kashmir Earthquake

Pakistan And US Relations Essay

1465 words - 6 pages promised that the United States will support the country's earthquake relief efforts and help it rebuild" after the Kashmir Earthquake.[36] In January 2011, the Raymond Allen Davis incident occurred in which Raymond Davis, an alleged private security contractor, shot dead two Pakistani locals after they attempted to rob him. The action sparked protests in Pakistan and threatened relations between the United States and Pakistan, including aid flows

The Arab Spring Grows Into Muslim Turmoil

2565 words - 11 pages unholy alliance of Jews, Christians and Hindus on issues like Kashmir, Palestine etc. These people are also annoyed with the alleged misinformation being spread against Islam by powerful Western media, particularly after 9/11. America’s attack on Iraq on flimsy grounds and its present conflict with Iran and West intervention in Libya was just to steal energy resources of Muslim World. Many such like complaints are getting added every day to the

Technology, Environment and Society

5356 words - 22 pages Kashmir, Persia, Ceylon, China and Alexandria (capital of Roman empire) d. Jesus Christ e. Victory of Aryan: from 900 to 600 BC over the whole ancient world: Semitic, Egyptian, Greek, India except China f. Greek civilization Greek people: trades, travelers, enthusiastic Greek Philosophers ▪ Thales, Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Ptolemy, Euclid, Archimedes ▪ Plato, Aristotle: most prominent

The Separation Of Capital Ownership And Control

1577 words - 7 pages The argument of whether the separation of capital ownership and control is an efficient form of organization has constantly been a controversial issue. The criticism whether the controllers’ act is in the best interest of the owners’ wills never end as long as hired managers operate management. As the number of public companies has been increasing over the course of this century, meanwhile the American style of contact based corporation has

The Versatility And Flexibility Of OLED's

1014 words - 5 pages In April 1, 2002, organic light emitting diodes gain rise in the scientific community with their published, more practical form at Ames Laboratory. “Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, have developed and demonstrated a novel, fluorescence-based chemical sensor that is more compact, versatile and less expensive than existing technology of its

Comparing The Moral Virtues Of Antony And Julian The Apostate

1103 words - 5 pages Roman emperor Julian the Apostate and Christian leader Antony both exhibited many qualities of character during their existence. Both of them led very distinctive lives although shared several ethical values. Book 25 of “The Later Roman Empire” and the book “Early Christian Lives” show concrete evidence of this. In the following essay, I will argue how both leaders’ lives were devoted to their religious beliefs and their mutual cardinal virtues

Living In A Cashless Society

1637 words - 7 pages Money in a traditional sense no longer exists. Money is becoming much of a concept than a physical material, and most ordinary bitter have not see the reality of the switch. People today are using credit and debit cards on a regular basis and in everyday situations such as meal purchased at fast food, highway tolls, clothing, groceries, gas stations, etc. all of these means of systems could be regarded as a cashless society or world. The

The French And Indian War: The "Real" First World War

1955 words - 8 pages The Seven Years War, or more commonly referred to as “The French and Indian War”, has been called the true First World War. In this book The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America, the author and historian Walter R. Borneman paints a detailed and elaborate picture that justifies the claim of it being the first true war of global proportions. If ever there truly was a climax to the never ending feud of the European

Is The Use Of Animals In Medical Research A Necessary Measure?

1513 words - 7 pages Throughout history, animals have been used in experiments to test product safety and obtain medical knowledge that benefits both humans and animals alike. Every year there are numerous medical breakthroughs, such as medications and surgical instruments, which are tested on animals to insure their safety before they are deemed acceptable for human use. Even though the results of the experiments saved millions of human lives, they are also

Education And The Evolving Job Market

2363 words - 10 pages The lives of students today are changing. They are preparing for lives and jobs that have never before existed. If teachers hope to have a significant and worthwhile impact on these quickly changing lives, they must change the way they think, prepare, and instruct our future generations. Children cannot afford to have teachers who remain stagnant in their methods and ideals. Students crave instructors that are willing to allow them to tap

Young And Relentless

1737 words - 7 pages There are numerous influences that can be responsible of teenager’s behaviors and attitude as they develop. One factor that is important to these behaviors is parental figures being over involved or uninvolved in their children’s lives. Many of these effects include illegal substance abuse, rising sexual activity, underage alcohol consumption, and tobacco use. Studies show parental participation plays a key role in the characteristics developed

Related Papers

Loc Line Of Control Essay

1257 words - 6 pages service was set up to carry passengers across the LOC from Srinagar, Indian Kashmir's summer capital, to Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani Kashmir. * After a massive earthquake hit Kashmir in 2005, India and Pakistan agreed to open several crossing points on the LOC to exchange aid and allow families to meet. * A unanimous resolution was passed in a session of the National Assembly against the unprovoked firing from the Indian army

Contiential Not Drifting But Raising Essay

2273 words - 10 pages caused earthquake. But based on the study of dinosaur?s skull paleontologist say the dinosaurs that unearthed from the Gurath region was appeared 95 million years ago. The Gujarat dinosaurs have close relation with the dinosaurs that lived in South America and Madagascar. How this species can reach India that evolved after the splitting of these continents. To solve this problem today the supporters of Wagner explained that the splitting of

Pakistan Economy Essay

1146 words - 5 pages development spending in recent years, including a 52% real increase in the budget allocation for development in FY07, a necessary step toward reversing the broad underdevelopment of its social sector. The fiscal deficit - the result of chronically low tax collection and increased spending, including reconstruction costs from the devastating Kashmir earthquake in 2005 was manageable. Inflation remains the biggest threat to the economy, jumping to

Wildlife Conservation´1 Essay

3334 words - 14 pages Board of India (AWBI) is a statutory body under Section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 with its headquarters at Chennai. Its basic mandate is to advise the Government on animal welfare issues, and create awareness regarding animal welfare. AWBI gives financial assistance to the eligible Animal Welfare Organisations for Shelter Houses, Model Gaushalas, for setting up Bio-Gas Plants, Famine/Drought Relief, Earthquake Relief, etc