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M4.4 Bolan Peak Earthquake, 2004


9 May 2004


Bolan Peak, Balochistan


20:11:42 UTC (01:11:42 PST)


30.130 N (ISC)


67.124 E (ISC)


7.9  kms (ISC)


Mb 4.4 (ISC), 4.5 (NEIC)

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A light earthquake struck the city of Quetta and the adjoining areas on 10 May 2004 at 01:11 AM local time causing damage to property and one death. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mb=4.4.

The earthquake was centred 4.5 kilometres SE of the Bolan Peak (Balochistan), Pakistan,
13.6 kilometres SE of Quetta (Balochistan), Pakistan,
34.7 kilometres SE of Bostan (Balochistan), Pakistan,
44.8 kilometres NNE of Mastung (Balochistan), Pakistan,
64.2 kilometres SW of Ziarat (Balochistan), Pakistan,
95.8 kilometres NW of Sibi (Balochistan), Pakistan,
133 kilometres NNE of Kalat (Balochistan), Pakistan.
259 kilometres SW of Zhob (Balochistan), Pakistan.

1 person was killed and 32 people were injured in the Quetta area. Most of the injuries were caused by falling glass or when people jumped out of windows during the tremor. The shock was felt strongly for 25-40 seconds in the city. Many people were woken up and went out into the open. Doors and windows rattled under the impact of the quake. Among the injured were four university students who jumped out of second-floor windows of their hostel during the quake. Many people spent the night outdoors. Hairline cracks were reported from some buildings in Quetta. Unconfirmed reports speak of minor damage to mud houses in the region. Announcements were made from mosques for people to leave their homes and in a few instances, pistols and Kalashnikovs were fired to warn people of the threat.

01) International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire.
02) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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