Moderate earthquake – Eastern Kashmir on May 1, 2013

Last update: May 1, 2013 at 9:34 am by By

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Magnitude : 4.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-05-01 14:49:48

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-05-01 09:19:48

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 10 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Eastern Kashmir May 01 09:19 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Eastern Kashmir May 01 09:19 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Eastern Kashmir May 01 09:19 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Kashmir May 01 06:57 5.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chandigarh - Unpleasant experience, chairs shook and it continued for about 15 seconds.
  • Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India - moderate shaking for 5 seconds
  • Amritsar - Shaking desk in Amritsar, Punjab at approximately 12.26/27 - local time.
  • Karnal, India - Felt my bed shake a couple of times. I am quite sure it is earthquake.
  • New Delhi - It was very slow
  • amritsar - earthquake felt
  • New Delhi - It was all shaking
  • GURGAON - Believe me, it was fun this time around as we are getting habitual of earthquakes these days!!
  • Hafizabad - I just felt a moderate earthquake
  • Phagwara,punjab - felt like someone was jumping on the floor. later i realised that i was in the forth floor and it was an earthquake ..
  • Chandigarh - Earthquake felt for 5 sec
  • amritsar punjab india - i felt 2 minute ago medium earth quake on 1 may 2013
  • Noida - Brief but moderate shaking. Could be felt by many.. Entire floor in my office vacated! Stay Safe! Peace
  • New Delhi - feel it
  • New Delhi - Felt like i was rocking lightly
  • Bazidpur,nawanshahr,Punjab,india - A weak shaking was expirienced approximate at 12:35 pm on May 1,2013. No any economic or physical trouble comes..
  • North india - Mild Earthquake felt in Punjab
  • islamabad - Felt earthquake chok in Office....walls, fan and floor were visibly moving
  • Chandigarh, Chandigarh - We all felt it !!Twice..
  • delhi, India - felt at 12:35 IST
  • Islamabad - Felt like light shifting, not really jolting. Must have been a distance away.
  • Lahore - Just felt it a few mins ago Scary
  • Noida - Alarm at office went out and we felt shaking on 4th floor
  • Ludhiana - Feel earthquake
  • Chandigarh, Punjab India - My worksttion started shaking i thought my collegue is kicking it skeleton. But we all realised that was earthquake. Lasted for 7 seconds at 1230 hrs on 1 may 2013
  • kaputhala,jalandhar, punjab - was for just a second and my bed was shaking strongly
  • jalandhar city,punjab,india - felt strong tremors for about a minute at 12.28 pm
  • Chandigarh - Felt like someone pushed me
  • Chandigarh - The tables and chairs at my work shook for about 4-5 seconds.. Everyone in the office noticed the shaking.
  • Central New Delhi, India - Barely noticebale and I was located on the 3rd floor of an office building. A few hanging signs were lightly swaying in my office. Lasted 10-15 seconds.
  • Ambala - 1st May 2013, @ 12:38 hrs i felt sudden shaking and saw all the things like fans shaking and fish in aquarium were also agitated a bit more than usual
  • Gurgaon - There were mild tremors for not more than 20 seconds
  • Delhi - The water on the table was moving
  • Gurgaon, India - Felt my chair sway
  • noida - it was not so shaky
  • Lahore, Pakistan - felt earthquake multiple time. All ppl in our building get out to get safe.
  • gurdaspur - I Was Siting an my. bed was shaking
  • Srinagar J&K - My building shaked moderately for quite a few seconds.I felt it more that last time. very recently we experienced a similar one but I think this was a stronger one...??
  • Lahore - a couple of bursts of shaking over 30-45 seconds
  • Islamabad - I have felt it for about 4-5 seconds.
  • Chandigarh - I was sleeping and felt the bed was shaking. This is the first time i experienced earthquake in my life.
  • Jalandhar - Very Shaking and strong jolt
  • Noida - Felt it a little bit
  • Ganderbal kashmir - My com comes down from my table .My window open automaticly
  • delhi - felt earthquake
  • LUDHIANA - IT WAS MOST SHAKING
  • Delhi - Small tremors in New Delhi and Noida
  • Chandigarh - Two noticeable shakes; tabled shook for at least 5-10 seconds.
  • jammu - nthin much ..:
  • Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh - (Tremors intensified over time. No visible damage to buildings in the area. No items displaced. Items on shelves rattled. Tables rattled.
  • sultanpur lodhi(kapurthala) - Felt my bed shake a for few seconds ,then I am quite sure it is earthquake.
  • Mohali - We all felt it at Mohali
  • Gurgaon, India - On the 6th floor of the office building in Gurgaon, India next to New Delhi. Good 2 minutes of an earthquake. The building was swaying. Much stronger than what was felt a few days back which originated from the Iranian-Afghani border....
  • Doabgah - It was a moderate earthquake.
  • Gurgaon - Shaking was strong enough to move my chair back and frth, towards east west rocking
  • IMT Manesar, Gurgaon - I am working in my office and I felt that the building is shaking.
  • nawanshahr - I saw my table shaking.
  • Lahoer, Pakistan - Walls and floor shaked and desks viberated as well
  • National Institute of Pathology(ICMR) SJ - I did not felt shaking but people around me told me about the earthquake
  • jalandhar,punjab - my computer table started shaking ...myy god!!!! first time i felt such a strong earthquake
  • lahore - bed shooked
  • Gurgaon - The ground shook all of a sudden, for approx 10 seconds, the tremor was moderate.
  • jalandhar - Strong tremors. Fan, tables and chairs shook strongly. Whole building was avacuated.
  • noida - felt like I am going to faint..
  • Chandigarh - The chairs and computers screen were shaking.
  • Srinagar - It was frightening... happened at 12:30 IST on 1st May 2013... we ran out of our offices out into the open
  • Pauanui - Sounded like a Quarry blast
  • Lahore Cantonment - I first assumed my legs were trembling. Then we all realized the earth was shaking!
  • Lahore, Pakistan - short lived but intense.
  • chandigarh, india - Earthquake in chandigarh
  • Gujrat, Pakistan - I was sitting on the couch and it started to move two and fro for 3-4 seconds.
  • Lahore - First it was weak, then within five seconds it became strong enough to shake a four flour building I was in!
  • delhi - horrible
  • ludhiana - moderate shaking
  • Chandigarh - Felt it for a while and building of my workplace started shaking lightly..
  • Chandigarh - I was seating in the office on first floor. it was moderate shaking when i felt that my chair is being shaken by something. i took no time to recognize that it was earthquake. i immediately left my seat and also told my colleagues to come out to ground.. Hope all is well and no loss of life has happened.
  • Patiala - Felt shaning in the office like chair and fans
  • Gurgaon - It was a very minor shake feeling, we didn't realized until we confirmed with each other.
  • Chandigarh - very less shaking
  • Pulwama - I Was on The second floor of my house .i felt whole building started moving.
  • noida - light earthquake shake felt. my workstation, desk was shaking. felt the floor shake as well inside my building. Immediate evacuation.
  • India , chandigarh - the chairs and computer screen were shaking
  • MACHHIWARA LUDHIANA - I FEEL MY CHAIR VIBRATING
  • Chandigarh - It was of intensity of around 5
  • New Delhi - Desks and chairs moved
  • Islamabad - short but strong shaking as we felt it well and are in a very solid building
  • hoshiarpur - Bed was shaking.
  • Lahore - Lahore shaked.. :O
  • jalandhar,punjab, india - The Earthquake was so strong that i was in the room and my bed,table was sounding like musical instruments...i was totally scared and i went to outside...tg
  • Ludhiana - I was working on my laptop, sitting on bed. I felt that my bed is moving and glass of showcase is making sound.
  • mirpur - Strong but short shaking
  • Ferozepur - I felt shaking of my bed on which i was sitting and ask my Mother to move out of the house immediately. All my neighbours even came out of their houses.
  • mandi, hp - Floor shook
  • Jalandhar - It was very powerful
  • Guargaon - i felt my chhair is shaking on which i was sitting in office. our office sirens hoot up and immediately our office premises got vaccant.
  • Ludhiana - Foi uma agitação moderada, o meu guarda fato moveu um pouquinho e não foi mesmo agradavel
  • Lalamusa, Gujrat Pakistan - Light shaking was observed. I usually do not notice th earthquakes but this time I did.
  • Zakura, Srinagar - I was in my working room situated in the 2nd floor and felt a moderate shaking.I called my friend who is from Handwara some 80 Kms from srinagar said that the shaking observed was of the moderate magnitude.
  • AKSIPS41 - I did not felt shaking but people around me told me about the earthquake
  • Lahore pakistan - Azzlolinna........io tarmo a casa.
  • Noida, India - Chair shook. Went outside. Came back after 10 minutes.
  • Ludhiana - My computer was shaking and I think I was having something in my head
  • amritsar - Earthquake comes 2 times first was for 2-3 sec and the second one was for 5-6 sec.But both was too Strong.
  • ludhiana - i was lying on bed when i felt it......cool....
  • chandigarh - sitting in beant singh library i was first to alarm about earthquake
  • gurdaspur - it was very strong shaking while i was studying in my school. every one is scared.the chair of our principal fell down on which.but my she was standing os she don't get any harm.
  • chandigarh - it was first time in my life when i experienced such a strong shocks of earthquake.
  • Ludhiana - Ai Galera! Esse terremoto foi legal... a gente abanou abanou e abanou muito, por 5 seguntos... foi muito maneiro phó!!!! Edivaldo
  • nangal township - i was in my office & a first chamce with me & i afraid
  • gurgaon,haryana,INDIA - i was on a call with a client and suddenly i felt some shaking initially i ignored but later on i felt it again. after that we all ran towards the ground floor where we all gathered and discussed about this thing...
  • Chandigarh - I was studying in library and I felt everything around me is shaking.It was around 12:28 pm.My books and laptop were shaking.Then I realised it was an earthquake.
  • baramula - It simply refreshed the memories of the last earthquake of 2005 , but thankfully it didn't continue for a longer period as it did the last time.
  • Maharashtra - It was a very scary experience.
  • fujairah uae - i felt for a a second weak shaking
  • islamabad - 1 ayda 3 defa sarsıldık ben 2 sini hissettim
  • mac leod ganj - la secousse à durée quelques secondes les gens sont sorti rapidement des batiments un peu effrayés
  • India - Felt very mild shaking
  • Roorkee, IIT Roorkee - I had feel this earthquake while sitting on chair in my office on the first floor Dr Daya Shanker, Earthquake Engg. Department, IIT Roorkee, Uttaranchal India
  • South Delhi, India - I don't think people notice it..but my heartbeat rose. I went down from second floor of the building I live in. None just me alone was downstairs.
  • Ludhiana - I was in Office, sitting on chair suddenly my chair started shaking and my water bottle too, Mother Earth was showing her power. I prayed her for all well being. It calmed down.
  • Noida - it was light shaking
  • Gurgaon - Was on floor 5th in my office felt moderate shaking of chair in Gurgaon.
  • Ladakh - feeling very giddy. chairs, table, cupboards, vases, books, glasses etc. are rocking. in outside homes and buildings shaking like rocking cradle.
  • Dushanbe - very beautiful shaking
  • GEOFON Eastern Kashmir May 01 06:57 5.6 17 MAP I Felt It
  • Bhaderwah - Scary
  • Doda - as I am from a hilly area(doda) n earthquakes are. common here..we have seen many of them..but severely saying this kind of devastating earthquake I had never ever seen in my life..it shook up everything....I can't xplain excatly what I had experienced....everything was shaking...may the creator protects us..
  • USGS Eastern Kashmir May 01 06:57 5.4 9 MAP I Felt It


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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