strong earthquake struck the Hindukush
Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on
17 July 2000 at 03:23 AM local time resulting in two deaths and
minor damage to property in northern Pakistan. It had a
magnitude of Mw=6.3.
17.3 kilometres NE of Sar Sang (Badakhshan),
33.6 kilometres SE of Ghowryd-e Gharami (Badakhshan),
41.5 kilometres NNE of Shahr-e Pari (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
76.2 kilometres WNW of Chitral (N.W.F.P.),
101 kilometres SE of Fezyabad (Badakhshan),
146 kilometres SSW of Khorog, Tajikistan,
256 kilometres NE of Kabul (Kabol),
257 kilometres NNW of Peshawar (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan,
340 kilometres NW of Islamabad (N.C.T.),
816 kilometres NW of Chandigarh (U.T.), India,
1032 kilometres NW of Connaught Place, Delhi (N.C.R.), India.
people killed were at Peshawar, in Pakistan,
when a three-story building collapsed. The
earthquake was also felt at Andijon, Farghona and Tashkent in
Uzbekistan and at Kabul in Afghanistan. In India, the
strongest tremors were
felt at Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir,
where residents ran into the streets and several window
panes were shattered. At Amritsar and
the surrounding areas in Punjab, two
back-to-back tremors were experienced.
At Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, the quake rattled doors and windows
and sent people outdoors.
01) International Seismological Centre (ISC),
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
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