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Innovative Use Of Technology (GIS) For Disaster Risk Reduction: A Case Study

Namrata Agrawal
Published 2019 · Geography

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India has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters on account of its unique geo-climatic conditions. An earthquake of severe intensity (magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale) occurred on 8thOctober 2005 at 8.50.38 AM (Indian time) in the Muzaffarabad Region of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. The tremor, which lasted for 6 minutes, caused widespread death and destruction to property and communication network. This was one of the deadliest earthquake in the recent history of the sub-continent, with more than 80,000 fatalities, 200,000 people injured, and more than 4 million people left homeless. In India Administered Kashmir, the worst effected districts were Poonch, Baramulla, Jammu, Udhampur, Ramban Kathua, Srinagar, Budgam, Anantnag, Pulwamaand Kupwara
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