Deadly Earthquake Strikes N. Afghanistan
Posted by feww on October 26, 2015
UPDATE: The event posted earlier has been downgraded to a magnitudes 7.5Mw.
M7.5 earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan
The earthquake parameters may be subject to additional changes due to procedural issues at USGS/EHP.
Centered at 36.441°N 70.717°E, about 254km NNE of Kabul, the quake occurred at a depth of 212.5 km, USGS/EHP reported.
USGS has issued an “Orange” alert level for shaking-related fatalities. This means significant casualties are possible and the disaster is potentially widespread. Past events with this alert level have required a regional or national level response.
- Scores of fatalities and hundreds of injuries have been reported in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Death toll is likely to rise.
Magnitude: 7.5Mw (downgraded from 7.7)
Location:36.441°N 70.717°E depth=212.5 km (132.1 mi)
Time:2015-10-26 09:09:32 (UTC)
- 45km (28mi) N of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan
- 48km (30mi) SSW of Jarm
- 76km (47mi) S of Fayzabad
- 77km (48mi) WSW of Ashkasham
- 150km E of Konduz (FEWW)
- 254km (158mi) NNE of Kabul
At least two aftershock measuring 4.8 and 4.7Mw reported as of posting.
Latest map of the 881 felt reports collected through LastQuake amsrtphone app and EMSC websites
Earthquake location Map. Source: USGS/EHP.
The quake was felt across a vast region including India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Nepal and Western China.
- For previous quakes in the region use search term “Hindu Kush”