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M6.1 Shahr-e Pari (Hindukush) Earthquake, 2002


25 February 2001


NW of Shahr-e Pari, Badakhshan


07:05:26 UTC (11:35:37 AT)


36.039 N (NEIC)


70.761 E (NEIC)


118.0  kms (NEIC)


Mw 6.1 (NEIC; HRV)

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A strong earthquake struck the Hindukush Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 3 January 2002 at 11:35 AM local time and was felt in many parts of eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and northern India. It had a magnitude of Mw=6.1.

The earthquake was centred 24.4 kms NW of Shah-e Pari (Badakhshan), Afghanistan
Or 90 kms W of Chitral (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan
Or 118 kms S of Fezyabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan
Or 184 kms NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar), Afghanistan
Or 227 kms NE of Kabul (Kabul), Afghanistan
Or 242 kms NNW of Peshawar (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan
Or 345 kms NW of Islamabad, Pakistan.

The earthquake was strongly felt in Kabul, Afghanistan, where silght damage was reported. Some compound walls cracked or crumbled. Pieces of debris fell off many war-ravaged buildings in the city. The tower of the airport was violently shaken. A United Nations buildings also developed cracks. 1 injury has been reported from Kabul. A woman who was washing clothes was injured when a wall collapsed on top of her. Tremors were felt very strongly in Taloqan, where many people ran outdoors. The earthquake was also felt at Mazar-e Sharif.

In Pakistan the quake was felt in the N.W.F.P, the Northern Areas and the Punjab. In Islamabad, the quake lasted nearly 30-seconds and light fixtures shook. Many people felt the shock and a few even went outdoors.The quake was also felt at Lahore & Peshawar, Pakistan. Tremors were also felt for 46-seconds in northern India. They were felt at Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and in Jammu & Kashmir. It was felt strongly for 36-seconds in most parts of the Vale of Kashmir including at Srinagar in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India, where many people rushed outdoors. Tremors were also experienced in the Trans-Yamuna area of New Delhi, where windows rattled for more than 20-seconds. The earthquake was also felt at Chandigarh, where doors and windows rattled and many people rushed outdoors as well as in the districts of Chamba, Kangra, Naddi, Palampur and Shimla in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. At Kangra, many people rushed outdoors in panic. It was also felt in Tajikistan.

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

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