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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 399–411, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-399-2020

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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 399–411, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-399-2020

Research article 05 Feb 2020

Research article | 05 Feb 2020

The impact of topography on seismic amplification during the 2005 Kashmir earthquake

Saad Khan et al.

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On 8 October 2005 the region of Kashmir was struck by a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.6. Northern Pakistan and the region of Kashmir were severely damaged. The official death toll according to the Pakistani government was 87 350. It was thought that the terrain could have played a crucial role in the damage caused by the earthquake directly or indirectly. In this article we found that the terrain played a crucial role in intensifying the devastation of the earthquake.
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