Earthquake jolts Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

Earthquake jolts Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan: Lahore Pakistan was jolted with earthquake at local time 1533 hours hours. Earthquake was felt in north of Pakistan including in Gilgit, Hunza, Skardu, Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore for 20 seconds. According to initial information, intensity of earthquake was 7.1 on Richter scale and source was Hindukush ranges.

According to latest reports, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India was jolted by earthquake and people ran out of homes in fear because shocks were constant and long for over 20 seconds.

 

Time

  1. 2016-04-10 10:28:58 (UTC)
  2. 2016-04-10 15:28:58 

Nearby Places

  • 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
Click photo for bigger view. Seismicity in the Himalaya dominantly results from the continental collision of the India and Eurasia plates, which are converging at a relative rate of 40-50 mm/yr. Northward underthrusting of India beneath Eurasia generates numerous earthquakes and consequently makes this area one of the most seismically hazardous regions on Earth. The surface expression of the plate boundary is marked by the foothills of the north-south trending Sulaiman Range in the west, the Indo-Burmese Arc in the east and the east-west trending Himalaya Front in the north of India.
Click photo for bigger view. According to USGS, seismicity in the Himalaya dominantly results from the continental collision of the India and Eurasia plates, which are converging at a relative rate of 40-50 mm/yr. Northward underthrusting of India beneath Eurasia generates numerous earthquakes and consequently makes this area one of the most seismically hazardous regions on Earth. The surface expression of the plate boundary is marked by the foothills of the north-south trending Sulaiman Range in the west, the Indo-Burmese Arc in the east and the east-west trending Himalaya Front in the north of India.

Ashkasham, Afghanistan has become a constant spot for earthquakes and this region had seen disasters in last year as well. Earthquake came from deep (36.492°N 71.156°E depth=210.4 km (130.7 mi)) therefore it was felt as far as India. It may be mentioned that earthquake that comes from deep can be felt thousands miles away but usually disaster is not as horrible as done by any shallow earthquake. Depth of shallow earthquake is less (usually from 60 Km deep in earth to 10 Km or less).

It may be mentioned that October 2005 earthquake caused over 80,000 deaths in Pakistan and this was one of the worst earthquakes ever reported in the region.

 

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