strong earthquake struck the Hindukush
Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 5 April 2004
at 21:24 UTC,
leaving 3 people dead and its
effects being felt in
parts of eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and northern India.
It had a magnitude of Mw=6.6.
near Darawan (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
19.2 kilometres E of Ghowryad-e Gharemi (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
34 kilometres NNW of Sanglich (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
57.9 kilometres WSW of Iskashem, Tajikistan,
74.5 kilometres N of Shahr-e Pari (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
90.1 kilometres NW of Chitral (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan,
274 kilometres NE of Bagram Airbase, Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
288 kilometres NNW of Peshawar (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan.
1 person was killed in
the Shahr-e Bozorg area and 2 in Kabul in Afghanistan. One of the
fatalities in Kabul was a man who jumped out of a third floor hotel
window & later succumbed to his injuries in hospital. Five people
were also hurt in northern Pakistan.
At least 5 buildings
collapsed in Badakhshan, Afghanistan during the earthquake. 3
house collapsed were reported from Jurm district and a further 2
in Yangaan district. The earthquake was strongly felt in many
parts of northern Pakistan, including at Peshawar where it caused
some panic and people rushed outdoors. At Islamabad many people
were woken up by tremors lasting close to a minute. Shocks were
also felt at Abottabad, Chitral, Gilgit, Peshawar, Rawalpindi,
Sialkot and Swat. Small mudslides fell on mountain roads in and
around Gilgit due to the earthquake. It was even felt as far south
as Lahore in the Punjab and as far as Delhi, Gurgaon and Srinagar
in north India. In Central Asia it was felt at Andijon, Ferghana,
Namangan, Tashkent and Termiz in Uzbekistan.
01) International Seismological Centre (ISC),
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
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