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M6.3 Sar Sang (Hindukush) Earthquake, 2000


17 July 2000


NE of Sar Sang, Badakhshan


22:53:44 UTC (03:23:44 AT)


36.265 N (ISC)


70.958 E (ISC)


114.3 kms (ISC)


Mw 6.3 (NEIC; HRV)

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A 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.

The earthquake was centred 17.3 kilometres NE of Sar Sang (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
33.6 kilometres SE of Ghowryd-e Gharami (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
41.5 kilometres NNE of Shahr-e Pari (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,

76.2 kilometres WNW of Chitral (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan,
101 kilometres SE of Fezyabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
146 kilometres SSW of Khorog, Tajikistan,

256 kilometres NE of Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
257 kilometres NNW of Peshawar (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan
340 kilometres NW of Islamabad (N.C.T.), Pakistan,
816 kilometres NW of Chandigarh (U.T.), India,
1032 kilometres NW of Connaught Place, Delhi (N.C.R.), India.

Two 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), Berkshire.
02) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
04) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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