Deadly strong deep earthquake below the Afghanistan/Tajikistan border region

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Important update November 25, 10:59 UTC : Sadly, 2 people were killed when their houses collapsed in Afghanistan. The poor housing conditions (adobe houses without shaking resistance) are the main reason for these unfortunate fatalities.

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22km (14mi) SSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan
29km (18mi) SSW of Ishkashim, Tajikistan
70km (43mi) SE of Jarm, Afghanistan
105km (65mi) SE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan
300km (186mi) NE of Kabul, Afghanistan

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.7

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-11-22 22:46:04

GMT/UTC Time : 2015-11-22 18:16:04

Depth (Hypocenter) : 92 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Ashkasham, Afghanistan Nov 22 18:16 5.9 92 MAP
EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Nov 22 18:16 5.8 95 MAP
  • West Bengal,Paschim medinipur,garhbeta,k - I was sat on the ground at about12pm,suddenly the ground started moving and my head also moving.after few minutes i realized that it's an earthqueke.
  • Srinagar - The earth shook moderately , I felt a couple of jolts
  • Mohali - mild shaking curtains, 6th floor of an apartment building. Time 23.52
  • Pathankot - 2nd floor of my home some sound of steel goods and bed shaking rapidly around 6seconds
  • Srinagar - no damage caused
  • Dushanbe, Tajikistan - when i m in bed , the bed is shaking
  • Srinagar - No damage was done, but felt. Very strong jolt, which lasted 3 seconds and shook the entire house
  • Sirinagar - i think a moderate quake was 23:55 pm IST, In srinagar
  • Srinagar - Nothing known yet, property shook
  • Srinagar - I felt everything vl b damaged but it's ok Alhamdulillah but it's terrible as it continued for few enough seconds
  • Qarshi, Uzbekistan - A light shaking clearly felt inside the apartment
  • Chandigarh - 6th floor, felt staking
  • Rajouri - Me and my roomies felt very shocked and I thought that the whole building was just crumbling down it last for few seconds but was very strong
  • Udhampur - Ground was vibrating, for 8-10 seconds.
  • Chandigarh - no experience
  • J & K - All are sleeping but I m playing game suddenly l felt everything is shaked l m very scarred
  • Himachal Pradesh - At around 23:57 hr. on 22 Nov2015 night, I felt shaking of the bed and TV trolley. I realized that it was an earthquake. Almost all the people in our coloney were asleep that time. I hope and prey to god that nobody is harmed anywhere due to this.
  • Roorkee - I was sleeping by the time EQ took place i.e. 11.46pm. I was awakened by the commotion of my neighbor roommates who felt the Earthquake.
  • GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Nov 22 18:16 5.7 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kabul, Afghanistan - I don't think there is any damage it was about 50 seconds long
  • Wazirabad - horified
  • Kabul, Afghanistan - In bed n my bed was shaking.. Told laila about it
  • Lahore - North to South Shaking, horizontal movement,
  • Kabul, Afghanistan - lasted near 1 minute
  • Murree - Keine bekannten Schäden.
  • Kabul, Afghanistan - The earthquake was strong and I got nervous as we experienced a very strong earthquake in October and it was really frightening so I scared that this earthquake will be the same. Naturally it's normal because we had lots of raining and tonight and tomorrow we will have continuous raining and it will cause earthquakes so I urge my people to be aware of such earthquakes and it's after shocks.
  • Lahore - Was sitting watching TV around 11.20 pm PST and felt the frame of a painting on the wall shaking. Lasted for a 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Jhang - Felt it but not significantly
  • Lahore - was going to sleep
  • Rawalpindi - Lying on bed, felt the bed shaking and my window also shaking. Was about to get up and run out but it subsided. Alhamdulillah. Have kid around so hard to run if these incidents occur at night. May Allah keep us all safe. Ameen
  • Islamabad - Queríamos saber mais detalhes.
  • Peshawar - Closed doors were shaking in their frames which felt like someone was shaking the doors. The chandelier at our house was swaying. Those on the ground floor felt it less than those on higher ground
  • islambad - i was sleeping that time so i can't feel. in morning a friend told me about strong shaking then i fell ooo yeh tha rat ko...

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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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