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M5.7 Hindukush Earthquake, 2010


28 February 2010


W of Anjuman, Afghanistan


23:21:13 UTC (03:51:13 AT)  


35.912 N (NEIC)


70.051 E (NEIC)


104.9 kms (NEIC)


Mw 5.7 (HRV)

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A moderate earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred in the Hindukush 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 centr
ed 32 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.

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

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.

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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