earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred
Chagai Hills in Helmand, Afghanistan, on 25 October 2009
at 22:17 PM local time in Afghanistan.
It had a magnitude of Mw=5.6 and was widely felt in southern
Afghanistan as well as in adjacent parts of Pakistan and Iran as
well as in Jaipur, India.
The earthquake was centred
24.6 kms WNW of
Behran Chah (Helmand), Afghanistan,
25.5 kms WNW of Barab Chah (Balochistan), Pakistan,
40 kms ENE of Amuri (Balochistan), Pakistan,
67.8 kms NE of Butak (Balochistan), Pakistan,
95 kms NW of Dalbadin (Balochistan), Pakistan,
188 kms NW of Kharan (Balochistan), Pakistan,
292 kms SW of Kandahar (Kandahar), Afghanistan,
357 kms SE of Farah (Farah), Afghanistan,
609 kms NW of Karachi (Balochistan), Pakistan.
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Given the focal depth (Z=124.5 kms) of this earthquake it was felt
over a wide swathe of Balochistan as well as in parts of Sindh in
Pakistan. In Balochistan, it was felt at Dalbadin, Dera Murad
Jamali, Jafarabad, Kharan,
Khuzdar, Mach, Mastung, Naseerabad, Pasni, Sibi, Sui and Quetta in
Balochistan. In some parts of the province, people ran outdoors
when the earthquake struck. Tremors were also felt in Sindh
province at Khandkot, Larkana, Rohri, Shahdadkot, Sukkur, Qambar,
Ubaro and as far as Karachi. This earthquake was also perceptible
in adjacent parts of Afghanistan and Iran. Tremors were also felt
in high-rise buildings as far as Jaipur in Rajasthan, India.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
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