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A young Buddhist monk in Gangtok, India, beside a monastery damaged by Sunday's earthquake. Photograph: AP
Rescuers are battling heavy rain an
- 820 days ago via site
TOLL FREE No. 1070 Hi Indians, must visit and review all link and share with others.....very important.
http://www.ndmindia.nic.in/ #India #GOI #Disaster #archbhoo #tremor #earthquake
#construction FOR India INFORMATION ON DISASTERS DIAL TOLL FREE No. 1070
National Disaster Management Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
Letter to all States/UTs for the status of implementation of National Network of EOCs
Model Amendment in Town and Country Planning Legislations, Regulation for Land Use Zoning and Building Byelaws for Structural Safety
Delhi Earthquake safety initiative for Lifeline Buildings
Guidelines for EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT RECONSTRUCTION AND NEW CONSTRUCTION OF MASONRY BUILDINGS
IN JAMMU & KASHMIR STATE
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Strong earthquake hits Central Asia. Güclü zəlzələ Mərkəzi Asiya hits. Сильное землетрясение в Центральной Азии. #earthquake #tremor #землетрясение #երկրաշարժ #archbhoo
При землетрясении в Узбекистане погибли 13 человек
среда, 20.07.2011, 18:17
Бригадами скорой медицинской помощи на месте оказана первичная помощь 86 пострадавшим, 35 человек госпитализированы в ближайшие лечебные учреждения
Published: 9:54AM Wednesday July 20, 2011 Source: Reuters
A strong earthquake hit Central Asia's densely populated Ferghana valley early today, shaking buildings in the region and sending residents of at least one Uzbek city onto the streets, local residents said.
The US Geological Survey said the 6.2 earthquake occurred 9.2 kilometres underground, around 42km southwest of Ferghana, a city in the east of Uzbekistan.
There was no immediate word on casualties and it was not clear if the epicentre of the quake was in a populated area.
A native of Ferghana, who lives in Kazakhstan, said that residents of her home city were woken by strong shaking and that many had evacuated their apartment blocks.
"Everybody is out on the street," she said by telephone after speaking to Ferghana residents. She did not want to be identified.
She said that local residents also reported damage to low-rise apartment blocks in the nearby town of Margilan, a silk production centre. "It's an old town and some of the old houses have been destroyed," she said.
Ferghana valley - split between Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in a confused patchwork of Soviet-era borders - is Central Asia's most densely populated area.
Tremors were felt across the vast mountainous region. A resident of a Kyrgyz town near the Uzbek border, also reached by Reuters by telephone, said the quake lasted up to 15 seconds.
"It was very scary and long," said the Kyrgyz resident.
Earthquakes are frequent in Central Asia, a region of mountains and steppes set between Afghanistan, Iran, Russia and China.
In 2008, a powerful earthquake killed more than 70 people in Kyrgyzstan, a volatile country bordering Uzbekistan.
In 1966, the Uzbek capital Tashkent was flattened by a 7.5 earthquake when hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless. A 6 magnitude quake rocked Tashkent in 2008 but there was no damage.
Ferghana valley is a major centre of cotton and silk production, and the hills above are covered by walnut forests. The valley also has some oil and gas.
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The World Seismic Safety Initiative (WSSI) is an undertaking of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE). #archbhoo #tremor #Earthquake #Disaster #Nature #safety #International
WSSI is a non-profit, non-governmental venture to promote the spirit and goals of IDNDR and to act as a catalyst in helping nations improve their earthquake risk management strategies.
The original concept of International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) was proposed in 1984 by Dr. Frank Press, then President of US Academy of Sciences, during the Opening Ceremony of the 8th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE) held in San Francisco in 1984. This idea evolved into the UN resolution in 1987 and the Decade program started on January 1, 1900.
International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE), the definitive academic organization in the field of earthquake engineering, has been feeling moral responsibility to take an active role in implementing the goals of IDNDR. In Madrid in 1992, IAEE made an important decision to be more strongly involved with IDNDR by creating World Seismic Safety Initiative (WSSI) as an IAEE's undertaking. An interim Committee of seven members was first established with T. Katayama (Secretary General of IAEE) and Haresh C. Shah (Stanford University) as cochairmen.
World Seismic Safety Initiative (WSSI) was established in 1992 as an undertaking of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering.
WSSI was approved by Scientific and Technical Committees of IDNDR as an International and Regional IDNDR Project, January 1993. "A Time for Action: World Seismic Safety Initiative" was prepared for the 10th WCEE in Madrid in July 1992. The concept of the World Seismic Safety Initiative was discussed in Madrid during one of the Special Theme Sessions and it was unanimously agreed for the IAEE to proceed along the guidelines described in the document. This was endorsed by the IAEE Executive Committee and the General Assembly of Delegates adopted resolutions in which the establishment of the WSSI was clearly mentioned.
To perform such duties as required to establish the WSSI until the members of the Board of Directors are appointed, the WSSI Interim Organizing Committee (WIOC) was formed. The committee constituted included, as of February 1993:
G. Grandori (Italy)
G.W. Housner (USA)
W.D. Iwan (USA)
T. Katayama (Cochairman; Japan, Secretary General, IAEE)
R. Meli (Mexico)
H.C. Shah (Cochairman; USA)
C.C. Thiel (USA)
K. Toki (Japan)
The philosophy of WSSI is not to embark upon unrealistic and unmanageable projects but to work on well defined regional projects that included experts who are dedicated to the ideals of IDNDR and to the goals of WSSI. Self help is the foundation on which WSSI builds its programs. The organization must keep its focus on increasing awareness and helping people protect their lives and property due to future earthquakes. It is obvious that current knowledge that could save lives and property is not getting to where it is most needed and where it could do the most good. WSSI's promise to everyone is that it will bring this need to focus and will do what it can within its available resources to help communities around the world to understand their risk reductions options. WSSI will need everyone's help in achieving this modest goal.
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