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M6.2 Hindukush Earthquake, 2010


18 September 2010


SE of Hazrat-e Sa'id, Afghanistan


19:21:15 UTC (23:51:15 AT)  


36.438 N (PDE)


70.787 E (PDE)


220.4 kms (PDE)


Mw 6.2 (PDE, HRV)

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A strong earthquake (M6.0-6.9 termed as "strong") occurred in the Hindukush Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 18 September 2010 at 23:51 PM local time in Afghanistan (00:21 PST and 00:51 IST). It had a magnitude of Mw=6.2 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,
10 kms S of Ghowrayd Gharami (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
26 kms N of Sar Sang (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
53 kms NW of the Dorah Pass, Pakistan-Afghanistan border,
77.8 kms SSE of Faizabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
97.5 kms NW of Chitral (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan,
117 kms ESE of Taloqan (Takkhar), Afghanistan,
259 kms NE of Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
280 kms NNW of Peshawar (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan,
367 kms NNW of Islamabad (N.C.T.), Pakistan,
449 kms NW of Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India,
625 kms NW of Lahore (Punjab), Pakistan,
1,053 kms NW of Delhi (Delhi), India.

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

Strong shaking was felt in many parts of north-eastern Afghanistan setting off car alarms and waking many people up in the capital, Kabul. The quake was also felt at Bagram.

In Pakistan, the earthquakes was felt in Abbotabad, Charsadda, Dera Ismail Khan, Dir, Fateh Jung, Haripur, Jhelum, Islamabad, Kohat, Lahore, Malakand Agency, Mandi Bahauddin, Mansehra, Mardan, Mianwali, Mirpur, Multan, North Waziristan, Nowshera, Pakpattan, Peshawar, Sahiwal, Shakargarh, Swat and Vehari as well as in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan and even in northern Sindh. Tremors were also felt in the Kashmir Himalayas at Bagh, Gilgit, Hangu Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot. In many of these places, including Islamabad, people went outdoors in panic and minor cracks developed in some buildings.

In India, strong tremors were felt throughout the Kashmir Valley in Jammu & Kashmir, India, causing panic and sending people running outdoors. Elsewhere in north India, tremors were felt in many parts of the states of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand including at Gurgaon and Panchkula in Haryana, at Chamba, Bharmour, Kullu, McLeodganj and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, at Amritsar, Balachaur, Bathinda, Dera Baba Nayak, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Mohali in Punjab, at Jaipur in Rajasthan, at Almora in Uttarakhand and at Ghaziabad and Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Tremors were felt as far as Tashkent in Uzbekistan and in parts of Tajikistan.

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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