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M5.6 Chagai Hills Earthquake, 2009


25 October 2009


WNW of Behram Chah, Helmand


17:47:49 UTC (22:17:49 AT)  


29.502 N (NEIC)


63.807 E (NEIC)


124.5 kms (NEIC)


Mw 5.6 (NEIC)

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A moderate earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred in the 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 centr
ed 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.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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