Friday, March 14, 2008

Earthquake News Press

On Sunday October 8 2005 at 8:50 am the earth began to rumble and shake. An earthquake hit and everybody freaked and ran into their steps for an earthquake. This earthquake has been named The Kashmir Quake. This quake would be considered a “Great” quake. The magnitude of this quake was a 7.6. The location of this great earthquake happened in Kashmir. The epicenter was near the town of Pakistani. People were not prepared for this earthquake. There were over a dozen aftershocks with at least a magnitude of 5.5. That can cause much more damage and death in the first week after the great earthquake. The damage was devastating. Over 79,000 reported dead at this time. Thousands of people injured waiting for rescue and aid. The roads are packed with people trying to evacuate. Aid keeps coming but is not enough to rebuild the area. All the villages and towns destroyed. Most of the roads full of cracks. 400 children died when two schools collapsed. Many houses destroyed into rubble. The home owners are devastated at the new sight of their houses. Count less people still missing and dead or lost in the rubble. Huge buildings no longer standing where they once stood. They are now scattered all over the streets and land. Rescuers are doing everything in their power to find everybody living or not. They are running low on food and fresh water, but trying to keep it coming. The government expects it to take years to get the area back to the way it was in the first place. They say it will cost over 500 million dollars. They were not prepared for a major earthquake. They are working on getting more earthquakes durable building structures. Researchers are trying to find more effective ways to predict earthquakes. So they can prevent the death of innocent people and the injury of others. -CG5

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