earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred
Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 29 December 2008
at 07:37 AM local time in Afghanistan.
It had a magnitude of Mw=5.8 and was felt in north-east Afghanistan, northern Pakistan,
parts of north India and in Tajikistan.
This earthquake was followed by a
Mw=6.6 earthquake on 4 January 2009
Mw=5.7 earthquake on 5 January.
One death occurred in the event on 4 January 2009.
The earthquake was centred
14.3 kms S
of Sar Ab (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
25.5 kms NE of Sarsang (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
29 kms SE of Ghowryad-e Gharemi (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
38.7 kms NW of Dung Gushten (NWFP), Pakistan,
75.3 kms NW of Chitral (NWFP), Pakistan,
85.7 kms SSE of Faizabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
277 kms NNW of Peshawar (NWFP), Pakistan,
278 kms NE of Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
355 kms NNW of Islamabad (NCT), Pakistan,
430 kms Nw of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India.
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This earthquake caused minor damage to buildings in the Mansehra
and Shangla areas of northern Pakistan. Elsewhere it was felt at
Abbottabad, Attock, Chitral, Dargai Sakhakot, Dir, Islamabad,
Khyber Agency, Kurram Agency, Malakand, Mansehra, Parachinar,
Rawalpindi, Swat, Takhtbai as well as in south Waziristan and
other parts of the Tribals Areas.
Tremors were felt in the Kashmir Himalayas at Gilgit, Hazara and
Muzaffarabad. There was some panic at Balakot, Battagram and
Muzaffarabad as a result of the earthquake and people ran outdoors
reciting prayers. The earthquake was
also felt in different parts of the Kashmir Valley in Jammu &
Kashmir, India as well as at Fezyabad & Kabul in Afghanistan and
at Khorog in Tajikistan.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02) Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV),
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