earthquake (M6.0-6.9 termed as "strong") occurred
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 centred
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.
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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
went outdoors in panic and minor cracks developed in some
In India, strong tremors were felt throughout the Kashmir Valley in Jammu &
Kashmir, India, causing panic and sending people running outdoors.
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
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.