Awaran Pakistan-September 24th, 2013 By: Kristen perras

The 7.7 magnitude earthquake with a depth of 20km took place right outside of Awaran, Pakistan.

Recent earthquakes in the region.
Pakistan plate movement.
Seismograph of the the earthquake.
Plate movement every year.

The plate margins are the Eurasian and Indian plates coming together in a convergent, continent to continent, motion. The two plates are coming together and where they meet, the land is pushed up and creates mountain ranges along the fault line. The Indian plate moves at a speed of 26-36mm/year.

More than 300,000 people were affected by the earthquake over six different districts, Awaran, Kech, Gwadar, Panjgur, Chaghi and Khuzdar. Over 825 people were killed with 700 wounded.

The economic loss was devastating to the communities affected. All the mud houses and city buildings collapsed. Most of the families had all their belongings and food collapsed within their homes. The water supplies was also building as the channels were covered by the mud. The rebuilding of the 21,000 homes and cities structures that were demolished will take time to fix.

Elevation in Pakistan

Physical Geograghy-

Pakistan has many major landforms the most common being the himalayan mountains. The Indus river and Indus river plain are present as well as Potwar plateau and the Kharan desert located to the southwest. It also has steep peaks, enormous valleys, alpine glaciers, and huge river gorges.

Pakistan has bears, wolves, snakes, zebra, camel, lizards, squirrels, hares, sheep, deer, and many insects. Pakistan has forests, deserts, and grasslands which provide many different ecosystems.

Pakistan has many different ecosystem types including Temperate Deciduous Forests, Coniferous Alpine and Boreal Forests, Grasslands, Deserts, and Tundras. They have everything from the common forests to hot deserts and arctic tundra.

Cultural Geography-

Currently the population of Pakistan is 195,345,240 and counting.Currently the population of Pakistan is 195,345,240 and counting.

The population density is about 215 per square mile, which is spread out.

The 339,697 square miles country is an islamic nation. There are at least five different ethnicities. They have modern architecture as well as the famous Shah Faisal Mosque prayer hall. There are ancient palaces gardens, mosques, and museums. Best known city is Peshawar because of its home to the Khyber pass. 95% of the population is muslim and their food is majority universal other than than the consumption of pork. Spices are very popular. This country is very poor and relies heavily on grants and foreign loans. Major industries of work are textiles, sugar, steel, electric goods, etc.

Karachi was affected with a population of 25,000,000. Hyderabad was affected with a population of 3,500,000. Lahore with 10 million and Islamabad with around 6 million.

The division of labor is 48% service, 27% are industry, and 25% are agriculture.

Unfortunately, earthquakes are a daily occurrence for the people within Pakistan. The fault line is very active giving off many earthquakes with small magnitudes and, every once and a while, give off earthquakes with greater magnitude.


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