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Disaster Report :
A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred on 8th October 2005 at
8.50.38 AM (local time) with epicenter at 34.432Â°N, 73.537Â°E in
Muzaffarabad Region of Pakistan. The shaking lasted for 6 minutes and
caused massive destruction to houses, public buildings and
communication network in Balakot, Garhi Habibullah in Maneshra,
Muzaffarabad districts. Other affected areas of NWFP are Lahore,
Multan, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Okara, Sialkot, and Sahiwal.
The high intensity earthquake was felt in part of Afghanistan and
across northern India covering states of Jammu,Kashmir, Uttaranchal,
Delhi, and Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
at 9.25 a.m. IST on 8th October 2005. The worst affected districts in
Jammu and Kashmir due to impact of the high magnitude earthquake are
districts of: Poonch, Baramulla , Jammu, Udhampur, Ramban Kathus,
Srinagar, Budgam, Anantnag, Pulwama and Kupwara.
Srinagar: Weather Forecast Issued at 16:00 (Local time) 09 Oct 2005
Date Temperature oC Weather
(Mon) 9 28 LIGHT RAIN
(Tue) 8 27 PARTLY CLOUDY
Mean Temperature oC
Daily Min. Daily Max
Mean Total Rainfall (mm)
Mean Number of Rain Days
Oct 6.1 21.9 36.4
Damage Jammu and Kashmir, India:
? Official reports confirm death of 319 person people (Baramulla, Uri,
Poonch, Udhampur and Kupwara, Doa, Srinagar districts), including 29
army personnel, in Jammu & Kashmir and death of 1each in Gurdaspur and
Batala districts, Punjab.
? 892 people have sustained injures due to collapse of building walls
in Paraypora, Poonch, Baramulla, Srinagar and Anantnag districts and
Jammu division while 7 buildings were damaged in Amristar, Hoshiarpur,
Moga, and Gurdaspur in Punjab state.
? Preliminary assessment state damage to 1496 masonry buildings
(houses, buildings) reported from Uri, Baramulla, Pulwama, Badgam
Anantnag, Kupwara and Srinagar districts .
? Incidence of fire reported in parts of Baramulla district. Damage to
Moti Mahal Fort in Poonch district and Reasi Fort in Reasi district,
Uri dam in Urihave sustained damages.
? Collapsed buildings have been reported from Rajouri, Pulwama,
Budgam, Tangdhar. The earthquake affected districts have experienced
20 after shock tremors of magnitude 5.0 to 5.5
? Communication network, infrastructure facilities, essential services
have been disrupted. Traffic on the National Highway 1A between
Srinagar-Muzaffarpur and Boniyar, and
Local Authorities and Defense Services Action
? The affected district administration are being assisted by the army
, air force and local volunteers to conduct rescue/search and relief
operations in Uri, Tangdhar, Baramulla and Kupwara sector,
? Army personnel have evacuated injured persons from Baramullah,
Tangdar to Uri Field Hospital, SMHS hospital Srinagar, Bone and Joint
Hospital Srinagar, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute makeshift hospitals are
set up and doctors were being flown to Uri to attend to the injured.
? The Home Secretary Government of India has taken stock of the
situation with the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir .Also the
secretaries of Central ministries/departments have been requested to
extend emergency support.
? 300 tents have been provided by the administration in Uri town.
Immediate focus is on providing food and shelter, medicines and
medical care, food grains and kerosene.
? The director of health service Kashmir division has deployed medical
teams and essential medicines in Kupwara and Baramulla districts
? Directorate of Health services is coordinating medical relief and
has deployed a medical response team of 30 membrs comprising of
physicians, surgeons, anesthetists, orthopedic surgeons. Indian Red
Cross Society of Jammu and Kashmir Branch is assessing the
requirements for relief activities
? Stocks of essential medicines: IV fluids, anti-biotics, syringes,
dressing materials are mobilized and flown to Srinagar from
Directorate of Medical Services.
? The districts administration has started conducting damage
assessment of the affected districts.
? Prime Minister of India chaired the union cabinet meeting on 8th
October to monitor central assistance. For immediate relief work and
assistance Rs 1 billion and ex-gratia amount of Rs 100,000 to persons
dead was sanctioned.
? Prime Minister of India spoke to the President of Pakistan and
offered all assistance in the earthquake-relief. Prime Ministerâs
Media Advisor stated that the Indian and Pakistani High
Commissioners will be in touch with their respective governments
regarding any cooperation and coordination in relief work.
? Senior Government officials from Government of India have visited
the affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir.
? Government of India has not yet asked for external assistance.
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(Source: UNDP Situation report)