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Natural Disaster in Afghanistan

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Natural Disasters
In Afghanistan
By Claire Sun
Afghanistan has suffered:
Earthquakes
Avalanches
Floods
Droughts
Landslides
Afghanistan lies in an area of
-High Seismic Waves       -Near Tectonic Plate     Border
This means a higher risk of
Earthquakes
Afghaistan
Blue lines are tectonic plates, which cause earthquakes
Over the past several years, Afghanistan has had
9
Major Earthquakes!
What is a Major Earthquake?
A Major Earthquake is a big earthquake, measuring 7.0-7.9  on the earthquake magnitude scale. Usually major earthquakes do tons of damage and kill and injure many people
Earthquakes
Earthquakes Occur more often in:
-Northern Areas -Hindu Kush -Other Mountain Areas
1223
Deaths!
Floods
Flooding is common in the spring, mainly due to
-Melting Snow -Heavy Rainfall
In the spring of 2014, Afghanistan had one of history's biggest floods.
Which has lead to around
Kashmir Earthquake
2005
MAJOR
Earthquake!
When?
Where?
Effects?
October 8, 2015 around 8:30 AM
Other facts?
The Earthquake hit around the Kashmir region, also effecting Afghanistan
-More than 80,000 died total -around 4 million homeless (for overall Earthquake, not just in Afghanistan)
The Earthquake measured 7.6 on the scale. It also started many landslides, which killed several others.
Major
Flood!
      In the spring of 2014, heavy rainfall resulted in flash floods, impacting 10 provinces in Northern Afghanistan.
     This storm brought up to 55 percent of Afghanistan's long-term average.
By the end of the season:
-More than 14,000 families affected -More than 65,000 homes destroyed -More than 150 deaths recorded
The flooding destroyed many villages, even some that were 100 years old.
https://sesapzai.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/heela-foundation-urgent-need-for-donations/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27189825
http://www.theposttoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Afghanistan-flood.jpg
http://www.vosizneias.com/news/photos/view/629921078
http://www.neduet.edu.pk/Civil/tp.html
Earthquakes can also start lanslides
Avalanches Landslides
Avalanches and Landslides are often triggered by other natural disasters. Such as:
-Earthquakes -Flooding
http://www.tert.am/en/news/2012/03/06/afghanastan/454070
Avalanches and landslides have resulted in around:
-400 affected (since 1954) -100 homeless -64 injured -799 killed
since 1989, Natural disasters have:
-Killed at least 19,000 -Injured at least 7.5 million
Natural Disasters have also destroyed many homes, leaving people homeless
http://unama.unmissions.org/Portals/UNAMA/Images/FeaturedNews-14May13/Natural%20Disaster%202.JPG
Works Consulted:
“Afghanistan: Flash Floods and Landslides - Apr 2014.”  <http://reliefweb.int>.
“Overview of Natural Disaster in Afghanistan.”  <http://aims.org.af>.
“2015 Kashmir Earthquake.” <http://www.history.com>.
Shroder, John F., Jr., and Jeffrey A. Gritzner. Modern World Nations - Afghanistan.
This Info graphic was created by Claire Sun 2015