moderate earthquake struck southern
Jammu & Kashmir and adjoining parts of Himachal Pradesh, on
28 January 2002 at 04:03 AM local time. It had a magnitude of
Mw=5.3 and was felt strongly in parts of the region.
The earthquake was centred
3.5 kms WSW of Kithar
(Jammu & Kashmir), India,
10.7 kms NE of Bhargi (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
29.4 kms ENE of Bhadarwah (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
45.8 kms SE of Mughal Maidan (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
61.4 kms NNW of Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), India,
82.5 kms ENE of Udhampur (Himachal Pradesh), India,
101 kms NNW of Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), India,
156 kms SSE of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
191 kms SW of Leh (Jammu & Kashmir), India.
Strong tremors were
felt at Baijnath and Palampur, in Himachal Pradesh where many
people ran outdoors. Two mild aftershocks were
felt; one at 5:10 AM and at
a M2.8 at 8:58 AM.
The quake was also felt at Mandi, waking many people up and
rattling windows and doors. The tremors were also felt at Banikhet,
Chamba and Kangra in Himachal Pradesh.
The earthquake was also felt in Jammu & Kashmir as well as far as
Lahore in Pakistan. No major damage or injuries were reported as a
result of this earthquake.
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the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.
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