earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred
Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 6 September
at 10:17 AM local time in Afghanistan.
It had a magnitude of Mw=5.8 and was
widely felt in north-east Afghanistan, northern Pakistan,
parts of north India and in
the central Asian republics.
The earthquake was centred
3.4 kms SSE of Ter Geran (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
16 kms NE of Ghowrayd Gharami (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
43.1 kms WNW of Nowabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
60.7 kms SSE of Faizabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
77 kms NW of Yundeh (NWFP), Pakistan,
103 kms NW of Chitral (NWFP), Pakistan,
277 kms NNE of Bagram Air Base (Kabol), Afghanistan,
299 kms NNW of Peshawar (NWFP), Pakistan,
391 kms NW of Rawalpindi (Punjab), Pakistan,
454 kms NW of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
648 kms NNW of Lahore (Punjab), Pakistan,
845 kms NW of Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), India,
1068 kms NNW of Connaught Place (Delhi), India.
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This earthquake was
felt strongly at Faizabad, Kabul and Kunar sending people running outdoors. Strong tremors were also felt over a
large part of northern Pakistan including Abbottabad, Balakot,
Batagram, Chakwal, Dawoodkhel, Gujrat, Jhelum, Lahore, Islamabad,
Kurram Agency, Malakand Agency, Mingaora, Mirpur, Parachinar,
Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Swat. In Peshawar, people ran
outdoors in panic. Tremors were also felt in the disputed areas of
the Kashmir Himalayas including at Gilgit, Hunza and Muzaffarabad.
In India, tremors were felt at Bhadarwah, Chatra, Chinaini, Digwar, Doda, Jammu,
Jhalas, Kishtwar, Pader, Palmad, Punch, Rajouri, Riasi, Srinagar
and Udhampur in Jammu & Kashmir. In the Kashmir Valley, people
ran outdoors in panic. At Jammu, it was felt
distinctly in the upper floors of buildings while at Kishtwar,
many people ran outdoors in panic. Tremors were also felt in the union territory
of Chandigarh while in Punjab it was felt at Firozpur and Gurdaspur, In Himachal Pradesh, it was strongly felt in the Lahual
Valley at Keylang, Tandi, Triloknath and Udaipur but was mild at
Banjar, Bhojpur, Dharamsala, Kullu, Manali, Mandi, Patlikuhal and
Sundernagar. It was distinctly felt in the upper floors of
buildings at Chamba, Saloni and Teesa. Elsewhere, tremors were reportedly felt in the states of
Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Tremors were also felt
at Dushanbe in
Tajikistan and at Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
This was the second earthquake within 24-hours to have been felt in
this immediate region. On 5 September, at 04:57 UTC
a Mw=5.3 earthquake,
also centred in the immediate epicentral region, was felt in
north-eastern Afghanistan as well as in parts of northern Pakistan and
north India. In Pakistan, it was felt strongly in parts of the NWFP including at Shangla where people ran outdoors in
panic. It was also at Abbottabad, Chitral, Malakand Agency,
Mingaora, in the capital, Islamabad, as well as in
parts of central Punjab Province including Lahore. It was also
felt at Muzaffarabad in the disputed Kashmir Himalayas. In neighbouring India, tremors
were felt distinctly at Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir, where doors
and windows rattled under the impact of the earthquake. It was
also perceptible in the Lahual Valley in Himachal Pradesh.