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M5.7 Musakhel Earthquake, 2002


13 July 2002


SSW of Khan Mohammed Kot, Balochistan


20:06:23 UTC (01:38:38 IST)


30.576 N (ISC)


69.900 E (ISC)


10.0 kms (ISC)


Mw 5.7 (HRV), 5.6 (NEIC)

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A moderate earthquake struck the Suleiman Mountains in the Musakhel district of Balochistan, on 13 July 2002 at 01:38 AM local time. It had a magnitude of Mw=5.7 and was felt strongly in parts of the region.

The earthquake was centred
7.3 kms SSW of Khan Mohammed Kot (Balochistan), Pakistan,
16.5 kms NNE of Kingri (Balochistan), Pakistan,
32.5 kms SSE of Musakhel Bazaar (Balochistan), Pakistan,
59.1 kms N of Rakhni (Balochistan), Pakistan,
73.3 kms W of Taunsa Sharif (Balochistan), Pakistan,
83.1 kms NNE of Barkhan (Balochistan), Pakistan,
91.1 kms WNW of Dera Ghazi Khan (Punjab), Pakistan,
155 kms WNW of Multan (Punjab), Pakistan,
281 kms E of Quetta (Balochistan), Pakistan.

Tremors from this earthquake were felt at Dera Ghazi Khan in the Punjab and at Loralai and Kingri in Balochistan. Shocks were also experienced in parts of the North West Frontier Province. No damage or casualties were caused by this earthquake. A few landslides were reported from the region around the epicentre and a large boulder had blocked the road between Dera Ghazi Khan and Loralai.

International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire.
National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC/PDE), 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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