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2005 Kashmir earthquake

The 2005 Kashmir earthquake occurred at on 8 October in the Azad Kashmir region of Pakistan. [1]

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari:, Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

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Aftab Ahmad Sherpao

Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao (أحمد أفتاب خان شرباو; آفتاب احمد خان شیر پائو) (born 20 August 1944) is the head of Qaumi Watan Party, and was the 35th Federal Interior Minister of Pakistan.

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American Geophysical Union

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is a nonprofit organization of geophysicists, consisting of over 62,000 members from 144 countries.

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Azad Kashmir

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (آزاد جموں و کشمیر Azad Jammu o Kashmir), abbreviated as AJK or Azad Kashmir ("free Kashmir"), is a self-governing state under the federation of Pakistan.

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Bloomberg News

Bloomberg News is an international news agency headquartered in New York, United States and a division of Bloomberg L.P. Content produced by Bloomberg News is disseminated through the Bloomberg terminal, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg.com and Bloomberg's mobile platforms.

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Boeing CH-47 Chinook

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter.

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Earthquake

An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the perceptible shaking of the surface of the Earth, which can be violent enough to destroy major buildings and kill thousands of people.

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Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is a leading technical society in dissemination of earthquake risk and earthquake engineering research both in the U.S. and globally.

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Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority

Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (reporting name: ERRA), is an independent, autonomous, and federal institution of Pakistan tasked and responsible for the operational planning, coordinating, monitoring, and regulating the reconstruction and rehabilitation operations in the earthquake affected areas of the country.

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Epicenter

The epicenter, epicentre or epicentrum is the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocentre or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates.

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Eurasian Plate

The Eurasian Plate is a tectonic plate which includes most of the continent of Eurasia (a landmass consisting of the traditional continents of Europe and Asia), with the notable exceptions of the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian subcontinent, and the area east of the Chersky Range in East Siberia.

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Indian Plate

The Indian Plate or India Plate is a major tectonic plate straddling the equator in the eastern hemisphere.

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Institute for Policy Studies

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is a think tank based in Washington, D.C..

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International Seismological Centre

The International Seismological Centre (ISC) is a non-governmental, nonprofit organization charged with the final collection, analysis and publication of standard earthquake information from all over the world.

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Islamabad

Islamabad (اسلام آباد.) is the capital city of Pakistan located within the Islamabad Capital Territory.

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Jalalabad

Jalalabad (Pashto/Persian: جلال آباد), formerly called Adina Pur (Pushto:آدينه پور) as documented by the 7th century Hsüan-tsang, is a city in eastern Afghanistan.

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John Wiley & Sons

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing and markets its products to professionals and consumers, students and instructors in higher education, and researchers and practitioners in scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly fields.

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Kabul

Kabul (کابل, کابل) is the capital of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as well as the largest city of Afghanistan, located in the eastern section of the country.

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Kashmir Valley

Kashmir valley (وادی کشمیر; कश्मीर घाटी) is a valley located between the Karakoram and the Pir Panjal Range in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa abbreviated as KPK (خیبر پښتونخوا.), formerly known as '''North-West Frontier Province''' abbreviated as NWFP, in Urdu Sarhad (means Frontier), is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the northwestern region of the country.

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Kofi Annan

Kofi Atta Annan (born 8 April 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006.

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Line of Control

The term Line of Control (LoC) refers to the military control line between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the former princely state of Kashmir and Jammu—a line which, to this day, does not constitute a legally recognized international boundary but is the de facto border.

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Mercalli intensity scale

The Mercalli intensity scale is a seismic scale used for measuring the intensity of an earthquake.

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Moment magnitude scale

The moment magnitude scale (abbreviated as MMS; denoted as MW or M) is used by seismologists to measure the size of earthquakes in terms of the energy released.

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Muzaffarabad

Muzaffarabad (مُظفَّرآباد; Pahari, Potwari) is the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.

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NASA Earth Observatory

NASA Earth Observatory is an online publishing outlet for NASA which was created in 1999.

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Non-governmental organization

A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business.

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Pakistan

Pakistan (or; پاكستان ALA-LC), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاكستان ALA-LC), is a sovereign country in South Asia.

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Pakistani rupee

The Pakistani rupee (روپیہ / ALA-LC:; ISO code: PKR) is the official currency of Pakistan.

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Peak ground acceleration

Peak ground acceleration (PGA) is a measure of earthquake acceleration on the ground and an important input parameter for earthquake engineering, also known as the design basis earthquake ground motion (DBEGM) Unlike the Richter and moment magnitude scales, it is not a measure of the total energy (magnitude, or size) of an earthquake, but rather of how hard the earth shakes in a given geographic area (the intensity).

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Ramadan

Ramadan (رمضان,;In Arabic phonology, it can be, depending on the region. also transliterated Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.

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ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb is the largest humanitarian information portal in the world.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Tajikistan

Tajikistan (or; Тоҷикистон), officially the Republic of Tajikistan (Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон, Çumhuriji Toçikiston/Jumhuriyi Tojikiston; جمهوری تاجیکستان; Респу́блика Таджикистан, Respublika Tadzhikistan), is a mountainous landlocked sovereign country in Central Asia.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, US dollar or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its overseas territories.

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United States Geological Survey

The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.

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Western China

Western China and rarely known as, refers to the western part of China.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Kashmir_earthquake

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