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
The earthquake was centred
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
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.