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.
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.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
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