Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2008
Maps & Infographics
Lack of quality leads to death and hard reactions by disaster-survivors
On 15th November, while en route to monitor a distribution centre in Warchoom, HAP field staff, along with other travellers, were held at a blockade in the road near the village of Wam. Villagers had blockaded the road in protest over the lack of appropriate shelter. It came to light that the community's frustration and anger was exacerbated in recent days by the death of a young boy.
Type: Natural Disaster - Earthquake
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 04:54:18 AM
Location: Baluchistan province in south-western Pakistan
Epicenter: The epicenter of the quake was in Chiltan Mountains, 80 kilometers northwest of Quetta (capital of Baluchistan) aftershocks of 4.5 and more continue to occur.
Terrain: Harsh and inaccessible
On November 1, current Government of Pakistan (GOP) figures and preliminary field assessments indicate the earthquake killed more than 160 individuals and injured approximately 500 …