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M5.3 Astore Valley Sequence, 2002

Date:

1 November 2002

Epicentre:

NE of Rakhlot Peak, Zaskar Mountains

Time:

22:09:28 UTC

Latitude:

35.361 N (ISC)

Longitude:

74.718 E (ISC)

Depth:

29.3 kms (ISC)

Magnitude:

Mw 5.3 (HRV); Mb 5.3 (ISC)

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A moderate earthquake struck the Astore Valley in the Kashmir Himalayas, on 2 November 2002 at 03:39 AM local time that killed 1 person. It had a magnitude of Mw=5.3. This earthquake was followed by additional moderate events on November 3rd and 21st, that resulted in further damage and casualties.

The earthquake was centred 6 kilometres NE of Rakhlot Peak, Kashmir Himalayas,
13 kilometres W of Astore (Zaskar Mountains), Kashmir Himalayas,
18.4 kilometres NE of Nanga Parbat peak (Zaskar Mountains), Kashmir Himalayas,
38.8 kilometres
S of Jaglot (Zaskar Mountains), Kashmir Himalayas,
57.7 kilometres E of Chilas (Zaskar Mountains), Kashmir Himalayas,

73.1 kilometres SE of Gilgit (Zaskar Mountains), Kashmir Himalayas,
143 kilometres N of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
237 kilometres NNE of Islamabad (N.C.T.), Pakistan.

1 person was killed and 3 injured in a rock falls on the Karakoram Highway at Tatapani near Jaglod. All four were bus passengers who alighted the vehicle to clear the road of an earlier rock fall. The lone fatality occurred when one of the passengers was swept into the Indus River. The others injured were admitted to a local hospital. Traffic between Rawalpindi and Gilgit came to a halt due to the closure of the Karakoram Highway.


References
01) International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire.
02) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
03)
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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