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M6.2 Wajan (Hindukush) Earthquake, 2009


29 October 2009


NNE of Wajan, Afghanistan


17:44:32 UTC (23:14:32 AT)  


36.351 N (NEIC)


70.707 E (NEIC)


215 kms (NEIC)


Mw 6.2 (NEIC)

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A strong earthquake (M6.0-6.9 termed as "strong") occurred in the Hindukush Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 29 October 2009 at 23:14 PM local time in Afghanistan. It had a magnitude of Mw=6.2 and was widely felt in eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and parts of north India.

This earthquake occurred with a week of a Mw=6.1 earthquake in the immediate epicentral region on 23 October 2009 that killed five people in northern Pakistan.

The earthquake was centr
ed 4.2 kms NNE of Wajan (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
20.8 kms SSW of Ghowryad Gharemi (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
43.7 kms SSW of Farghamiru (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
87.4 kms SSE of Faizabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
91.7 kms SW of Iskashem, Tajikistan,
101 kms WNW of Chitral (NWFP), Pakistan,
248 kms NE of Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
363 kms NW of Islamabad (NCT), Pakistan,
1051 kms NW of Connaught Place (Delhi), India.

If you felt this earthquake, please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire.

This earthquake has been strongly felt in Kabul, Afghanistan. Tremors have also been felt widely in northern Pakistan including at Abbottabad, Chakwal, Dera Ghazi Khan, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Jhelum, Lahore, Mansehra, Peshawar, Sargodha and Swat. It was also felt in the Kashmir Himalayas at Muzaffarabad as well as at Srinagar and in other parts of the Kashmir Valley in Jammu & Kashmir, India. Light tremors were also felt as far as Delhi.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
) Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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