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M5.3 Kashmir-Kohistan aftershock, 2005

Date:

23 October 2005

Epicentre:

NE of Kashora, N.W.F.P

Time:

04:16:48 UTC (09:46:48 IST)  

Latitude:

34.884 N (NEIC)

Longitude:

73.024 E (NEIC)

Depth:

10.0 kms (NEIC)

Magnitude:

Mb 5.3 (NEIC); Mb 6.0 (NEIC).

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A moderate aftershock struck the Kashmir Himalayas on 23 October 2005 at 15:04 UTC. It was felt strongly in Kashmir & the NWFP, causing additional damage to buildings weakened in the 8 October 2005 earthquake. It had a magnitude of Mw=5.3.

The earthquake was centred 15.9 kms NE of Kashora (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan,
21.8 kms NNW of Batgram (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan,
30.7 kms WNW of Panjnadi (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan,
71.8 kms NW of Muzaffarabad (Pir Panjal Mountains), P.O.K.,
129 kms N of Islamabad (F.C.A.), Pakistan,
185 kms WNW of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India.

Felt strongly in parts of Kohistan & Kashmir. Some weakened walls collapsed at Bisham in the NWFP in northern Pakistan. Many ran out of tents in panic in this town as well as in the towns of Balakot, Batgram, Mingora and Shangla. Tremors were also felt at Gilgit, Islamabad, Manshera, Peshawar and Rawalpindi.

In India, this aftershock was felt at Srinagar and in other parts of the Kashmir Valley causing panic and many people ran outdoors. Mild tremors were also felt at Jammu in the state. Light tremors were also felt at Kangra and in other parts of Himachal Pradesh state
.


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

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