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M5.9 Paktiya Earthquake, 2008

Date:

6 October 2008

Epicentre:

W of Fazeli Tana, Paktiya

Time:

22:56:33 UTC (03:26:33 AT)  

Latitude:

33.954 N (NEIC)

Longitude:

69.477 E (NEIC)

Depth:

35 kms (NEIC)

Magnitude:

Mw 5.9 (NEIC); Ms 6.0 (GSR)

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A moderate earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred in the western Safed Koh Mountains in Paktiya Province's Jaji district, Afghanistan, on 6 October 2008 at 03:26 AM local time in Afghanistan. It had a magnitude of Mw=5.9.

If you felt this earthquake or the earthquake on 6 October 2008 at 03:36 AT or 04:56 PakDST, please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire.

The earthquake was centred 2.2 kms W of Fazeli Tana (Paktiya), Afghanistan,
20 kms W of Ali Khel (Paktiya), Afghanistan,
40 kms W of Gujjarghuna (FATA), Pakistan,
46 kms NE of Gardiz (Ghazni), Afghanistan,
57 kms W of Parachinar (FATA), Pakistan
71 kms SSE of Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
109 kms NE of Ghazni (Ghazni), Afghanistan,
118 kms NW of Thal (FWFP), Pakistan,
149 kms NW of Bannu (FWFP), Pakistan.

This earthquake has been felt in parts of eastern Afghanistan including at Kabul where doors and windows rattled. Surprisingly, this earthquake has not been reported from adjacent parts of Pakistan, including Peshawar, that were within 150-kilometres of the epicentre. No casualties are known to have occurred in Afghanistan or Pakistan as a result of this earthquake.

A Mw=6.0 (HRV) earthquake on 11 February 1999 to the north of this latest earthquake killed at least 70 people and caused damage in Lowgar and Vardak provinces including at Kabul. It was also felt at Peshawar as well as far as Islamabad in Pakistan.


References
01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02)
Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Obninsk, Russia.
03
) Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
04) International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire, U.K.

05) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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