moderate earthquake struck the Suleiman
Mountains in the Musakhel district of Balochistan, on
2002 at 01:38 AM local time. It had a magnitude of
Mw=5.7 and was felt strongly in parts of the region.
The earthquake was centred
7.3 kms SSW of Khan
Mohammed Kot (Balochistan), Pakistan,
16.5 kms NNE of Kingri (Balochistan), Pakistan,
32.5 kms SSE of Musakhel Bazaar (Balochistan), Pakistan,
59.1 kms N of Rakhni (Balochistan), Pakistan,
73.3 kms W of Taunsa Sharif (Balochistan), Pakistan,
83.1 kms NNE of Barkhan (Balochistan), Pakistan,
91.1 kms WNW of Dera Ghazi Khan (Punjab), Pakistan,
155 kms WNW of Multan (Punjab), Pakistan,
281 kms E of Quetta (Balochistan), Pakistan.
Tremors from this
earthquake were felt at Dera Ghazi Khan in the Punjab and at
Loralai and Kingri in Balochistan. Shocks were
also experienced in parts of the North West Frontier Province.
No damage or casualties were caused by this earthquake. A
few landslides were reported from the region around the epicentre
and a large boulder had blocked the road between Dera Ghazi Khan
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Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC/PDE), 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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