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India : Earthquake : 1999/03/29
GLIDE: EQ-1999-000099-IND  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 1999/03/29
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India
Name Earthquake
Outline An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale occurred on 28 March at 00:35 local time (19:05 GMT). The earthquake hit the state of Utter Pradesh, approximately 190 km northeast of New Delhi. 100 people have reportedly been killed, some 250 injured and 156 houses damaged. Mild tremors continued to rock the area.

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OCHA Situation Report No.1(99.03.30)
100 people have repotedly been killed. Some 250 injured. 20 camps are in operation in the affected area and some 600-700 people are in shelters. 156 houses damaged
ABC News (99.04.01)
More than a-hundred people died. 350 were injured Two-and-a-half-thousand houses were destroyed
News source CNN NEWS 99.03.30
At least 100 dead and 300 injured At least 14 villages were buried under rubble. Most houses in the affected areas had been flattened
AFP NEWS Mar.31 1999
"People were very panicky," said Naranpra Prasad, a senior officer with the engineer wing of India's paramilitary Border Security Force.
The second quake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, hit the Rudraprayag district of Uttar Pradesh state at 2:32 a.m. (2102 GMT Tuesday), striking fear among the hundreds of people who have been camping in the open since the first temblor on Monday morning.
News source CNN NEWS April.2 ,1999
The government has confirmed 100 deaths from Monday's quake,and some 350 people were injured. Authorities feared more deaths and destruction from the aftershocks of Monday's quake. 2,500 houses destroyed. Army helicopters were dropping food to villages leveled by the deadly Himalayan quake, but poor victims left homeless by the powerful tremor complained the help wasn't coming fast enough.
Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India - Situation Report
According to the State Government of Uttar Pradesh, 105 dead, 395 injured and 492,000 affected (12 April 1999) 66046 houses damaged, 3174 villages affected The State Government, Government of India, and other related organizations inside and outside of India are taking various relief measures
OCHA Situation Report No.2 Apr.09
100 people were killed,394 injured,and 372,000people were affected. Over 21,100 house destroyed and 804 villages were affected. Currently 74 relief centers are in operation. Relief materials, including 4,000 food packages, have been distributed in the affected area. Tents, tarpaulins and blanket are still being distributed.

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