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M5.9 Dahan-e Aw (Hindukush) Earthquake, 2003


29 March 2003


E of Dahan-e Aw, Badakhshan


11:46:48 UTC (03:16:48 AT)


35.975 N (ISC)


70.565 E (ISC)


112.1  kms (ISC)


Mw 5.9 (NEIC), 5.8 (HRV)

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A moderate earthquake struck the Hindukush Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 29 March 2003 at 03:16 AM local time and was felt in many parts of eastern Afghanistan and in parts of northern Pakistan. It had a magnitude of Mw=5.9.

The earthquake was centred 4.5 kilometres E of Dahan-e Aw (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
25.6 kilometres SW of Parwareh (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
65.4 kilometres SSW of Ghowrayd Gharami (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
107 kilometres W of Chitral (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan,
207 kilometres NE of Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
237 kilometres NNW of Peshawar (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan,
339 kilometres NW of Islamabad (N.C.T.), Pakistan.

One person was killed and two were injured when a mud house collapsed in the Salazai sub-division of the NWFP's Bajaur Agency in northern Pakistan. The earthquake was strongly felt in parts of eastern Afghanistan, including in the capital Kabul where it lasted close to 30-seconds. In Pakistan it was felt at Chitral & Peshawar in the NWFP, at Rawalpindi in Punjab and at Islamabad in the NCT. The earthquake was also felt in central Asia, at Andijon, Samarkand & Tashkent in Uzbekistan, at Dushanbe in Tajikistan & at Gowurdak in Turkmenistan.

01) International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire.
02) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), 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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