Moderate earthquake shakes Kashmir-India border region, tremors even felt in Punjab - several buildings damaged, 2 women injured

Update August 3 14:53 UTC : Local press reports that during the earthquake on Saturday, a policeman jumped from the first floor of a building and fractured his leg.

Update 08:16 UTC : Local press reports that most of the residential houses in Kishtwar have developed cracks. We are however unsure that they are the result of today's earthquakes or from earlier ones as an official report has not been published.

Update August 3rd, 07:44 UTC : A resident of Doda district reported to local newspapers, that several houses in Kishtwar area developed cracks after this earthquake. A few others completely collapsed. Also the damage to houses, which was caused by the strong quake on May 1st, was exacerbated.
Furthermore 2 women had to go to hospital, one of them due to panic, the other was injured while rushing out of the house

Magnitude 5.4 moderate earthquake hit Jammu and Kashmir region (India) with epicenter located 13 km SE of Kishtwar. Earthquake has caused panic among the people in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.


Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-08-02 08:02:48

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-08-02 02:32:48

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 15 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Kishtwar, India Aug 02 21:37 5.2 47 MAP
EMSC Eastern Kashmir Aug 02 21:37 5.2 40 MAP
GEOFON Eastern Kashmir Aug 02 21:37 5.2 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Abbottabad - I was on my bed using laptop and suddenly the bed started shaking.later my cousin started quake earth quake and i just ran away to the street. This was incredibly strong..i am still dead scared
  • Islamabad - Lastest a three seconds or so. My bed shook. It woke me up.
  • islamabad - I was in my basement, lying in bed when the bed started rocking. i was playing cards, and still decided to finish the game before running to the door.
  • Rawalpindi - For a few seconds my mattress kept shaking. The chandler was shaking 10 minutes after the earthquake.
  • Islamabad - Sitting on bed with laptop ... all of a sudden a jerk sideways and then lots of tremors. felt the tremors at intervals for the next few minutes but stayed and continued doing what i was doing.
  • Islamabad - I felt it an earthquake. It seems around 5.3
  • Sialkot - I was sleeping at around 2:43 when I felt jolts n shaking it was so clear n I hv seen it with all my senses ALLAH KARIM
  • Islamabad - felt the last second of it..scary!
  • Gujranwala - I was watching we when I realize that there was some talk of birthday
  • USGS Kishtwar, India Aug 02 02:32 5.4 15 MAP
  • Amritsar - I was on first floor my bed shaked four times in 3to 4 seconds
  • islamabad - Shaking felt at 2nd floor in Islamabad
  • Chandigarh - Light shaking
  • Mohali - No Damage. Many did not feel it. Walls intact.
  • Jalandhar, Punjab, India - It was a very mild shock. I might have not even felt it if I were not sitting in my chair.
  • sialkot - yeah i felt was a stong shake but shorter time
  • Jalandhar - I felt a single tremor at around 08:06 AM near Jalandhar (Punjab)
  • kangra , himachal pradesh - today at 8:01 AM if feel this eartquake remains foe 10-12 seconds...
  • Chandigarh - slight but noticeable vibrations
  • Jalandhar - I felt a mild jolt which lasted for very short duration
  • Ludhiana - Shaking Of Beds
  • EMSC Kashmir-india Border Region Aug 02 02:32 5.2 10 MAP
    GEOFON Kashmir-india Border Region Aug 02 02:32 5.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO


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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
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    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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