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India : Earthquake : 2005/10/08

GLIDE:  EQ-2005-000174-IND

Duration 2005/10/08
Country or District India
Name Earthquake
Outline The death toll nears 1,300 with over 6,200 people injured in Indian-administrated Kashmir from the powerful earthquake, which has claimed as many as 38,000 lives in northern Pakistan.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/26
Dead: 1,309
Injured: 6,622
Missing: 32
Buildings/houses either completely or partially damaged: 37,607
Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/24
Dead: 1,308
Injured: 6,622
Missing: 33
Buildings/houses either completely or partially damaged: 37,607
Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/14
Dead: 1,300
Injured: 6,324
Missing: 21
Buildings/houses either completely or partially damaged: 37,607
Naitonal Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Gov. of India
Dead: 1,297
Injured: 6,266
Missing: 21
Buildings/houses either completely or partially damaged: 32,723
Naitonal Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Gov. of India
Dead: 1,280
Injured: 5,886
Missing: 16
Buildings/houses either completely or partially damaged: 32,355
Naitonal Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Gov. of India
Dead: 1,029
Injured: 4,386
Missing: 16
Buildings either collapsed or damaged: 32,335
Naitonal Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Gov. of India
Dead: 658
Injured: 990
Houses damaged: 3,100
Naitonal Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Gov. of India
Dead: 319
Injured: 892
Houses damaged: 2,209
Naitonal Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Gov. of India
Dead: 250
Injured: 613
About 2,000 houses were damaged including 900 fully damaged buildings.
Most of stone buildings collapsed.

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Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/26
Situation Report dated 26th October 2005, 1900 Hrs (Microsoft Word file)

Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/24
Situation Report dated 24th October 2005, 2000 Hrs (Microsoft Word file)

Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/14
Situation Report dated 14th October 2005, 1800 Hrs (Microsoft Word file)

OCHA Situation Report No. 14 2005/10/19
Communication network, infrastructure facilities, essential services were disrupted.

Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/13
Situation Report dated 13th October 2005, 2100 Hrs (Microsoft Word file)

OCHA Situation Report No. 12 2005/10/17
In addition to the INR 1 billion (approximately USD 23.14 million) for immediate relief work, the Government announced that a package of central relief of INR 5 billion (approximately USD 115.69 million) for rehabilitation work.

OCHA Situation Report No. 9 2005/10/14
52. Following the main earthquake, 39 aftershocks of magnitudes above 5.0 on the Richter scale are reported to have occurred so far in the affected areas.

OCHA Situation Report No. 11 2005/10/16
As of 15 October, 1,297 casualties have been reported by the Government. Over 32,000 buildings are reported to have been damaged.

OCHA Situation Report No. 10 2005/10/15
61. The most urgent needs for survivors have been reported as tents, blankets, warm clothing, water containers, kitchen utensils, hygiene kits, stoves, and kerosene.

Special Press Summary on the Earthquake in Pakistan, Center of Excellence Disaster Management Humanitarian Affairs (COE)
1. Assessment: On Saturday, a devastating earthquake hit at the heart of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, killing over 80,000 people and leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless or in urgent need of shelter in the affected Himalayan areas of Kashmir, Pakistan and India. The Pakistan and Kashmir governments are concentrating on rescue and recovery operations, humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of displaced persons, and assessing damages. A plethora of international aid has been flowing into Pakistan, including from rivals India and Israel, providing much needed aid. Complicating matters, severe thunderstorms caused heavy rains and subsequent mudslides that have seriously impeded relief efforts by limiting access to remote areas, prompting Pakistan to request primarily helicopters for their rescue efforts. The impact on regional economies has not been fully assessed, although international organizations warn of impending political and economic fallout, already simmering due to a lack of adequate government response to the hardest-hit areas.

OCHA Situation Report No. 8 2005/10/13
On 12 October 2005, the weather conditions in the State have suddenly worsened due to widespread rains in the valley. The temperature in the quake-affected areas in Uri and Tangdhar has also started plummeting. This is causing difficulties in the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the State, adding to the problems faced by the affected population.

Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/12
Situation Report dated 12th October 2005, 1830 Hrs (Microsoft Word file)

Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/11
Situation Report dated 11th October 2005, 2000 Hrs (Microsoft Word file)

BBC News 2005/10/11
In the Indian-administered part of Kashmir, the authorities say at least 1,300 people are now known to have died, but the number is likely to rise.

Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/10
Situation Report dated 10th October 2005, 2330 Hrs (Microsoft Word file)

Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/09
Situation Report dated 9th October 2005, 1800 Hrs (Microsoft Word file)

Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/09
Situation Report dated 9th October 2005, 1300 Hrs (Microsoft Word file)

Naitonal Disaster Management, Gov. of India 2005/10/08
Situation Report dated 8th October 2005, 1800 Hrs (Microsoft Word file)

OCHA Situation Report No. 5 2005/10/10
The earthquake death toll has risen to at least 880, including 794 civilians and 86 soldiers in Indian Kashmir on 10 October.

OCHA Situation Report No. 4 2005/10/09
18. Official reports confirm death of 319 people and 892 people have sustained injures due to collapse of buildings. The preliminary assessment state damage of 1,496 buildings and houses.

BBC News 2005/10/10
The death toll in Saturday's powerful earthquake which struck Indian-administered Kashmir now stands at 944, officials say. Over 2,300 people have been injured and some 4,000 houses were damaged. Rescue operations are still to reach many villages where people are spending a third night in the open. Many say they have yet to see rescue workers.

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/10/08
9. In Jammu Kashmir, India, 213 people have lost lives, including 16 army personnel. 385 people have been injured due to collapsing building walls in Paraypora, Poonch, Baramulla, Srinagar and Anantnag districts. Preliminary assessments state 963 buildings and houses were damaged.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/09
Rescuers scoured the rubble in frontier villages of Indian Kashmir for survivors of Saturday's earthquake which killed about 300 people on the Indian side and injured hundreds. The border areas of Uri, Kupwara and Baramulla in Indian Kashmir were worst hit, with many mud and stone houses buried under landslides and others developing cracks in their walls.

Geographycal Data Information

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program 2005/10/08
A major earthquake occurred at 03:50:38 (UTC) on Saturday, October 8, 2005. The magnitude 7.6 event has been located in PAKISTAN.