earthquake (M6.0-6.9 termed as "moderate") occurred
Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 4 January 2009
at 00:52 AM local time in Afghanistan.
It had a magnitude of Mw=6.6 and was
felt in north-east Afghanistan, northern Pakistan
parts of north India as well as
resulting in 1 death and 5 injuries in the N.W.F.P.
This earthquake was preceeded by a
Mw=5.8 earthquake on 29 December 2008 and
followed by a
Mw=5.7 earthquake on 5 January.
One death occurred in the event on 4 January 2009.
The earthquake was centred
S of Gawhar (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
14.4 kms WSW of Ghowryad-e Gharemi (Badakhshan),
23 kms SW of Sar Ab (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
60.7 kms NW of Dung Gushten (NWFP), Pakistan,
82.1 kms SSE of Faizabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
99 kms NW of Chitral (NWFP), Pakistan,
255 kms NNW of Peshawar (NWFP), Pakistan,
258 kms NE of Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
365 kms NNW of Islamabad (NCT), Pakistan,
450 kms Nw of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India.
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An elderly woman died of cardiac arrest at Maday Baba village in
Takhtbahi tehsil in Mardan district. Two people were injured when
roofs collapsed at Lund Khwar and Mayar villages in Mardan
At least 3 people were hospitalized at Peshawar in the N.W.F.P.
This earthquake has been strongly felt in much of northern
Pakistan sending people running outdoors despite heavy rain at Abbottabad, Bhera, Buner, Chitral, Dawood Khel, Dir, Faisalabad,
Hangu, Islamabad, Kohat, Kurrum Agency,
Mansehra, Mardan, Parachinar, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Swat. It
was also felt strongly in the disputed Kashmir Himalayas at Bagh, Chikoti, Gahri Dupatta,
Bala, Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot where people ran outdoors despite
This earthquake was felt for nearly a minute at
Kabul and was also perceived at Fezyabad in Afghanistan. Tremors
were also felt in parts of northern India including at Bhadarwah,
Kishtwar and Srinagar in
Jammu & Kashmir. In the Kashmir Valley, doors and windows of
buildings were heard rattling and people went outdoors. Mild
tremors were also felt at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh and even
as far as Delhi.
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