Normal Life after Disasters? The author is an apprenticed architect specialized in low-cost housing in Oakland, California, USA, who recently visited Marathwada and Gujarat from August to September, He previously lived in Marathwada in while doing research for non-government organizations. The horrific, dramatic collapse of the World Trade Center has forever changed the landscape of great American cities.
During the break-up of Gondwana in the Gujarat earthquakethis area was affected by rifting with a roughly west-east trend. During the collision with Eurasia the area has undergone shortening, involving both reactivation of the original rift faults and development of new low-angle thrust faults.
The related folding has formed a series of ranges, particularly in central Kutch.
The pattern of uplift and subsidence associated with the Rann of Kutch earthquake is consistent with reactivation of such a fault. The Gujarat earthquake was caused by movement on a previously unknown south-dipping fault, trending parallel to the inferred rift structures.
Considerable damage also occurred in Bhachau and Anjar with hundreds of villages flattened in Taluka of Anjar, Bhuj and Bhachau. Over a million structures were damaged or destroyed, including many historic buildings and tourist attractions. The biggest setback was the total demolition of the Bhuj Civil hospital.
A temporary Red Cross hospital remained in Bhuj to provide care while a replacement hospital was built. Other objectives included the revival of the economy, health support, and reconstruction of the community and social infrastructure.
NOAA AVHRR images have clearly shown anomalous changes in land surface temperature associated with earthquakes in the past two decades. Soon after the Gujarat earthquake of January 26, , an anomalous increase in land surface temperature was inferred from MODIS satellite data a few days prior to the main earthquake event. A massive earthquake has struck western India and parts of Pakistan, killing many thousands of people. The death toll is expected to rise quickly as rescue teams flood into the worst-affected towns - Bhuj, in the state of Gujarat, and the nearby city of Ahmedabad. Epicenters and Locations of the Latest Quakes Near Rājkot, Gujarat, India.
The policy established a community-driven housing recovery process. The communities affected by the earthquake were given the option for complete or partial relocation to in-situ reconstruction.
Air Force personnel preparing relief supplies on Feb. These packages assisted aboutfamilies.I am writing to respond to Krishna Vatsa's criticism posted on the RADIX website about my article "Disasters, the World Bank and Participation, Relocation Housing after the Earthquake in Maharashtra, India".
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HOUSING RECONSTRUCTION AND RETROFITTING AFTER THE KACHCHH, GUJARAT EARTHQUAKE. A massive earthquake has struck western India and parts of Pakistan, killing many thousands of people.
The death toll is expected to rise quickly as rescue teams flood into the worst-affected towns - Bhuj, in the state of Gujarat, and the nearby city of Ahmedabad. A major earthquake struck Gujarat, India, on 26 January at AM local time resulting in close to 13, deaths and extensive damage to property in Gujarat, India.
Nov 21, · Earthquake (): On January 26th an earthquake of magnitude hit the Indian state of Gujarat.
The consequences were devastating. Subscribe to Journ. Feb 02, · Last year's earthquake in Gujarat, which occurred a year ago last Saturday, resulted in widespread but neglected mental health problems, a conference of non-governmental organisations and mental health specialists meeting in Ahmedabad, India, concluded last week.