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
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),
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by
the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.
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