earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred
Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 28 February 2010
at 03:51 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.
The earthquake was centred
kms W of Anjuman (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
140 kms SSE of Faizabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
172 kms NE of Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
251 kms NW of Peshawar (NWFP), Pakistan,
373 kms NW of Rawalpindi (Punjab), Pakistan,
479 kms NW of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India.
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A child was injured after being struck by falling bricks in a
village near Nowshera in the NWFP, Pakistan. Elsewhere in the Swat
Valley and in villages near Mansehra, cracks appeared in the roofs
of some houses, most notably in those built of unbaked bricks.
This earthquake was felt in much of eastern Afghanistan including
in the capital, Kabul. In northern Pakistan it was felt at Attock,
Balakot, Buner, Dir, Hangu, Islamabad, Malakand, Nowshera, Momhand
Agency, Peshawar, Shangla and Swat. There was widespread panic at
Mansehra where thousands of people ran outdoors in panic, some
chanting religious verses. Many people also went outdoors in panic
in the city of Peshawar. Tremors were also felt at Srinagar and in
other parts of the Kashmir Valley in the Indian state of Jammu &
Kashmir where people ran outdoors despite very cold temperatures.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02) Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV),
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