earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred
to the south of the Tarbela Dam,
on 11 October 2010
at 02:44 AM
local time in Pakistan.
It had a magnitude of Mb=5.1 and was widely felt in northern
Pakistan. At least one fatality was reported from the
Khanpur-Kamal Khan area in Haripur district near the epicentre.
The earthquake was centred
1 km NW of Kot Najeebullah (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan,
9.8 kms SW of Haripur (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan,
20 kms NNE of Wah Cantonment (Punjab), Pakistan,
25 kms SE of Topi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan,
32 kms NW of Islamabad (NCT), Pakistan,
39.3 kms SW of Abbottabad (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan,
42.3 kms NW of Rawalpindi (Punjab), Pakistan,
48.6 kms ENE of Attock (Punjab), Pakistan,
73 kms SW of Muzaffarabad, Kashmir Himalayas region,
122 kms W of Peshawar (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan.
If you felt this earthquake, please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire.
A 5-year old boy was
killed in a house collapse in the village of Jabb.
fifteen people were seriously injured in the Khanpur-Kamal Khan area of Haripur
district. At least a hundred buildings were demolished in the same
region that included the villages of Chach, Gujraan, Khoee Narra,
Masoomabad, Narra and Wajyaan. Damage was also reported from Choee,
Malath, Najaf Pur, Pakshahi, Pind Gujran, Rajdhani and Sanliala.
Strong shocks were
reported from Topi where people were woken up by the earthquake and
ran outdoors in panic. This earthquake was felt
strongly in Islamabad and Rawalpindi where people went outdoors in
panic in a few neighbourhoods. Window panes of Court Room #1 in the
Supreme Court were shattered in Islamabad. Tremors
were felt in large parts of northern Pakistan including at Abbottabad,
Attock, Haripur, Mansehra, Murree, Peshawar and Taxila as well as at Muzaffarabad
and Rawalakot in the Kashmir Himalayas. Tremors were also reported
from as far as Lahore. Strong tremors were also felt at Srinagar and
throughout the Kashmir Valley in Jammu & Kashmir, India, where a
few people went outdoors in panic.
This is the strongest earthquake to originate in the immediate vicinity of both
Islamabad and Rawalpindi since a Mb=5.2 earthquake to the east of
Rawalpindi near Pharwala on 14 February 1977.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by
the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.
Information on this page may be reproduced in print or
electronically but it is requested that a
citation be given to
this website in the form of a link i.e. "www.asc-india.org".
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).