Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Day I Wished I Could Fly

The day I wished I could fly
Beyond those mountains through the sky
I can hear their screams and their cry
 Beneath the rubble thousands lie
Hope we can give a fruitful try
Otherwise thousands will die
The day I wished I could fly

Six years ago, on 8th October 2005, 03:52 GMT, a Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake occurred in Pakistan, leaving near hundred thousand (100,000) dead and millions homeless.

It was a major earthquake with its epicenter at 34°29′35″N 73°37′44″E, about Nineteen (19) Kilometer Northeast of Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, also affecting Pakistan's Capital Islamabad along with Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab Provinces of Pakistan. It occurred at 08:52 Pakistan Standard Time (03:52 GMT) on 8th October 2005, leaving near hundred thousand (100,000) dead and millions homeless. It registered a moment magnitude of 7.6 making it similar in size to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the 1935 Quetta Earthquake, and the 2009 Sumatra Earthquakes.

The earthquake also affected countries in the surrounding region where tremors were felt in Tajikistan, Western China; while officials say nearly fourteen hundred (1,400) people also died in Indian-Occupied Kashmir and four people in Afghanistan. 

The severity of the damage caused by the earthquake is attributed to severe upthrust, coupled with poor construction.

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