earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred
Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 5 January 2009
at 03:42 AM local time in Afghanistan.
It had a magnitude of Mw=5.7 and was widely felt in eastern
Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and parts of north India.
This earthquake was preceeded by a
Mw=5.8 earthquake on 29 December 2008
Mw=6.6 earthquake on 4 January 2009.
One death occurred in the event on 4 January 2009.
The earthquake was centred
4.9 kms SE of Nalwij (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
8.7 kms ESE of Ghowryad-e Gharemi (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
11 kms WNW of Sar Ab (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
61.59.2 kms NW of Dung Gushten (NWFP), Pakistan,
76.1 kms SSE of Faizabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
94.1 kms NW of Chitral (NWFP), Pakistan,
270 kms NE of Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
283 kms NNW of Peshawar (NWFP), Pakistan,
367 kms NNW of Islamabad (NCT), Pakistan,
446 kms NW of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India.
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This earthquake has been felt strongly in parts of northern
Pakistan. At Buner, Chitral, Digar, Hangu, Kohat, Peshawar and in
other parts of the N.W.F.P. people ran outdoors in panic and began
reciting prayers. Elsewhere, the quake was felt at Abbottabad,
Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Mansehra, Mirpur, Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi
and Swat. A power failure was experienced in some parts of
Lahore as a result of the earthquake. It was also felt in the
disputed Kashmir Himalayas including at Batgram and Gilgit.
Tremors were also felt at Bhadarwah, Kisthwar as well as in parts of the Kashmir Valley in Jammu &
Kashmir, India. At Srinagar it was strong enough
to wake people up. In Tajikistan, this earthquake was felt at
Dushanbe and at Khorogh.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02) Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV),
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