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M4.5 Hiranagar (Punjab), Earthquake, 2010

Date:

14 March 2010

Epicentre:

N of Hiranagar, Punjab

Time:

06:53:29 UTC (12:23:29 IST)

Latitude:

32.134 N (PDE)

Longitude:

75.759 E (PDE)

Depth:

58.3 kms (PDE)

Magnitude:

Mb 4.5 (PDE)

Additional Info


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A light earthquake (M4.0-4.9 termed as "light") occurred in the Punjab along the Punjab-Himachal Pradesh border on 14 March 2010 at 12:23 PM local time in India. It had a magnitude of Mb=4.5 and was felt over a wide area due to its depth.

The earthquake was centr
ed 3 kms N of Hiranagar (Punjab), India,
17.1 kms SE of Pathankot (Punjab), India,
23 kms W of Jwalamukhi (Himachal Pradesh), India,
34 kms SE of Kathua (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
48 kms W of Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), India,
67 kms NNW of Hoshiarpur (Punjab), India,
83.5 kms E of Narowal (Punjab), Pakistan,
101 kms NE of Amritsar (Punjab), India,
106 kms SE of Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
150 kms Ne of Lahore (Punjab), Pakistan,
175 kms NW of Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), India.

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In Punjab (India), this earthquake was felt at Adampur, Amritsar, Goraya, Jalandhar, Paghwara and Patiala. In Gurdaspur, many people went outdoors and filled open spaces fearing further tremors. Tremors were also felt at Hoshiarpur where they caused some panic while at Ludhiana, Nabha and Ropar, a few people went out into the open.

In Himachal Pradesh, strong tremors are reported to have been felt outdoors by a motorcycle rider at Una. Elsewhere in the town people went outdoors in panic. Tremors were also felt at Chintpurni and Hamirpur. At Nadaun, the shutters of shops were heard rattling and people ran outdoors. The earthquake was also felt in the villages of Banda, Batran, Chaundu, Dhanota, Kanju and Rangas where people went outdoors. Tremors were also felt lightly in Kangra district.

In adjacent parts of Punjab (Pakistan), tremors were felt at Gujranwala, Kasur, Lahore, Raewind, Sargodha and Sialkot. People in Lahore, Kasur and Sargodha reportedly went outdoors as a precautionary measure.


References
01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.

02)
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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Map Disclaimer
International boundaries of India (especially Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) on the displayed map are from Google Maps. These do not conform to the external boundaries of India recognized by the Survey of India. That they are displayed on this page via Google Maps, is only for display purposes and this should not be misinterpreted as an endorsement of these boundaries by the Amateur Seismic Centre (ASC).

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