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M6.2 Khware (Hindukush) Earthquake, 2001


25 February 2001


SSE of Khware, Badakhshan


02:21:58 UTC (06:51:28 AT)


36.482 N (ISC)


70.865 E (ISC)


186.2  kms (ISC)


Mw 6.2 (NEIC), 6.1 (HRV)

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A strong earthquake struck the Hindukush Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 25 February 2001 at 06:51 AM local time and was felt in many parts of eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and northern India. It had a magnitude of Mw=6.2.

The earthquake was centred 4.3 kilometres SSE of Khware (Badakhshan), India,
9.0 kilometres SE of Ghowryd-e Gharami (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
64.6 kilometres N of Shahr-e Pari (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,

76.2 kilometres SSE of Fezyabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
94.1 kilometres NW of Chitral (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan
127 kilometres SSW of Khorog, Tajikistan,

270 kilometres NE of Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
281 kilometres NNW of Peshawar (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan
366 kilometres NW of Islamabad (N.C.T.), Pakistan,
842 kilometres NW of Chandigarh (U.T.), India,
1057 kilometres NW of Connaught Place, Delhi (N.C.R.), India.

This earthquake was strongly felt in Kabul, Afghanistan where people ran onto the streets in panic. It was also experienced in northern and eastern parts of that country. In Pakistan, strong tremors were felt in the northern parts of the country, including at Islamabad. In northern India, the earthquake was felt in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh (U.T.), Rajasthan and in Delhi (N.C.R.). The strongest tremors were experienced in Jammu & Kashmir. The quake was also felt as far as Jaipur and Ajmer in Rajasthan.

01) International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire.
02) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
04) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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