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M5.1 Kot Najeebullah Earthquake, 2010


11 October 2010


NW of Kot Najeebullah, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


21:44:26 UTC (02:44:26 PST)  


33.941 N (PDE)


72.845 E (PDE)


33.0 kms (PDE)


Mb 5.1 (PDE)

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A moderate 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 centr
ed 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.

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A 5-year old boy was killed in a house collapse in the village of Jabb. At least 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.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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