Roundup: Experts ring alarm bells over disaster preparedness for earthquake in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency GlobalPost, Global News Enterprises, LLC
Photo by Flickr user Asian Development Bank CC BY 2.0
Photo by Flickr user Asian Development Bank CC BY 2.0

The Indian Meteorological Department said the moderate earthquake of 6.5 magnitude that occurred two days ago and jolted Indian-controlled Kashmir had its epicentre in Hindukush region of Afghanistan, according to Xinhua News Agency.

"Keeping in view our non-existent disaster planning and the utter lack of the culture of disaster preparedness at various levels - individual, community and government, the large earthquake may cause damage to human life and infrastructure in the region beyond our comprehension," said Professor Shakil Romshoo, head of department of Earth Sciences at Kashmir University in Srinagar...

Country & Region
Share this

Is this page useful?

Yes No Report an issue on this page

Thank you. If you have 2 minutes, we would benefit from additional feedback (link opens in a new window).

Please note: Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR, PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use