Kashmir Valley shaken by sixth tremor in 8 days

August 27, 2011KASHMIR –  A moderate intensity earthquake, sixth in eight days, was felt in the Kashmir valley midnight, officials said here Saturday. Coordinator Disaster Management Cell Kashmir, Aamir Ali said the tremor of magnitude 5.4 on Richter scale occurred at 2.02 am. The jolt was epicentred in Feyzabad, Afghanistan at 36.44 degree north latitude and 70.69 degree east longitude, he said. Earlier, from August 19 to 23, five moderate earthquakes measuring between 4.8 to 5.1 on Richter scale recorded in the Valley. Amir Ali said that earthquakes are a natural phenomenon caused due to movement of techtonic plates. “We cannot stop earthquakes but we can certainly take measures to prevent damages due to earthquakes.” He said that there was need to construct earthquake resistant structures and retrofit the existing buildings, to make them quake resistant. “We, especially children, should regularly practice mock-drills so that we know what to do before, during and after an earthquake,” he said while urging people not to panic in the event of a tremor. Experts believe that release of energy in the form of tremors caused by tectonic activities averts the chances of a major earthquake. –Kasmir Dispatch
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2 Responses to Kashmir Valley shaken by sixth tremor in 8 days

  1. Harry says:

    ”Experts believe that release of energy in the form of tremors caused by tectonic activities averts the chances of a major earthquake.”
    While this assumption is true to a certain extent, wouldn’t it just cause more tension elsewhere along the plates?

  2. “We cannot stop earthquakes but we can certainly take measures to prevent damages due to earthquakes.” These people either do not have the resources or do not want to have the resources to construct buildings that will withstand even a small earthquake. Time to pull our troops out and leave them to their god. They seem to be too busy fighting their wars to help their people.

    Be blesses and Maranatha

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