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M3.8 Lilahar region (Kashmir Valley) Earthquake, 2008


1 March 2008


E of Lilahar, J & K


18:40:56 UTC (00:10:56 IST)


33.960 N (PDE), 33.80 N (IMD)


74.970 E (PDE), 74.50 E (IMD)


74 kms (PDE), 25 kms (IMD)


Mb=3.8 (PDE), M? 3.4 (IMD)

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A mild (M3.0-M3.9 range termed as "mild") earthquake struck the Kashmir Valley in Jammu & Kashmir, India, on 1 March 2008 at 00:10 AM local time. It had a magnitude of Mb=3.8 and was felt in parts of the Valley resulting in one death.

This earthquake was centred 4.0 kms E of Lilahar (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
6 kms NW of Awantipur (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
17 kms E of Qasba Nagum (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
19 kms E of Sheikh-ul-Alam International, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
17.9 kms SE of Shankaracharya, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
20 kms SSW of Hazratbal, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
30 kms NNW of Anantnag (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
31 kms SSE of Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
55.7 kms ESE of Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
90 kms NE of Rajauri (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
98.4 kms NNE of Riasi (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
140 kms NNW of Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), India.

If you felt this earthquake please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire. At 22-year old man person died of cardiac arrest at Chandgam in the Pulwama area. Tremors were felt in much of the Kashmir Valley, including in Srinagar sending people outdoors in panic. This was the second tremor to be felt in the Valley within the span of a week. Earlier on 25 February 2008, a magnitude 3.9 earthquake occurred near Gulmarg at 12:55 PM IST. This tremor was distinctly felt at Shupiyan, sending many people running outdoors in panic. On 6 March, a magnitude Mb=4.2 tremor, centred near Magam, was felt at Srinagar and in other parts of the Valley at 04:27:13 AM IST (22:57:13 UTC). Two tremors, that originated outside the Kashmir Valley region, were experienced at Srinagar and in other parts of the Kashmir Valley on 1 March 2008. The earthquakes, a Mb=4.3 at 14:10 IST and a Mb=4.5 at 14:52 IST were centred in the Karakoram Mountains in the vicinity of Rakaposhi and Nanga Parbat Peaks respectively.

01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), New Delhi, India.
02) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel

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