Another Strong Earthquake Rattles Hindu Kush
Posted by feww on April 10, 2016
M6.6 quake jolts Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
Centered at 36.492°N, 71.156°E the quake struck at a depth of 210.4km, reported USGS/EHP.
The quake was felt within a 400-km radius of the epicenter, in as many as six countries, and as far south as northern Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Magnitude: 6.6Mw [Subject to change due to procedural issues at USGS/EHP]
Location: 36.492°N 71.156°E depth=210.4 km (130.7 mi)
Time: 2016-04-10 10:28:58 (UTC)
- 39.0 km (24.2 mi) WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan
- 48.0 km (29.8 mi) WSW of Ishkashim, Tajikistan
- 50.0 km (31.1 mi) SE of Jarm, Afghanistan
- 86.0 km (53.4 mi) SE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan
- 282.0 km (175.2 mi) NE of Kabul, Afghanistan
A deadly earthquake measuring 7.5Mw struck the Hindu Kusnh region on October 26, 2015 killing at least 300 people with more than 2,000 others injured.
The quake has affected a vast region, and caused major devastation to multiple communities.
In 2005, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the Pakistan-administered Kashmir, killing more than 75,000 people.
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