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Border Institute Of Technology

9611 Acer Ave
El Paso, TX 79925

General Phone: 915-593-7328
Financial Aid Phone: 915-593-7329
Sector: Private for-profit
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Kashmir: on the hot seat of earthquakes - (press release)

Kashmir: on the hot seat of earthquakesSo what can we do, if God forbid, it hits us once again, Saadut Hussain cautions Saturday’s magnitude 7.6 quake, centered just outside Muzaffarabad resulted in wide spread devastation across Kashmir and surroundings and has reduced Muzaffarabad and adjoining towns to rubble while resulting in countless deaths. At least 22 aftershocks followed within 24 hours, including a 6.2-magnitude temblor. Although the United States Geological Survey’s Richter scale measured it at 7.6 degrees, the Japanese Met office gauged it at 7.8 degrees. The earthquake which was about six miles deep, caused buildings to sway in three nations, killing thousands as constructions gave way and crushed a whole generation under mounds of concrete. Those dead have been muted forever while those who are fortunate to be alive are silent in thought as to what lies ahead. The affected population in general and the planners in particular have to have an understanding of the hot bed of earthquakes that Kashmir sits on before planning for the future. About 80 million years ago, India was located about 6,400 km south of the Asian continent, shifting north at a rate of about 9 meters a century. But when India - more available