Very strong deep earthquake in Afghanistan, felt in Pakistan and India - January 31, 2018

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Update 22:56 UTC: Unfortunately a child has been killed during this earthquake. 15 other people were injured. 25 houses were damaged and 1 house has been destroyed.

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Update 07:51 UTC: Shaking impact based on population and impact on the most important cities

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Update 07:50 UTC: Shaking map reveals a max. theoretical Light Shaking MMI IV

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Update 07:34 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does expect at least some slight damage like cracks in walls, fallen tiles, etc.

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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2018-01-31 11:37:00

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-01-31 07:07:00

Depth (Hypocenter) : 187 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Farkhar, Afghanistan Jan 31 11:01 4.0 212 MAP
EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Jan 31 11:01 4.0 212 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Jan 31 07:07 6.1 191 MAP
  • Noida - Strong shaking
  • Zirakpur - Beds and fans swayed for 5 seconds....then again an aftershock was felt.....
  • Peshawar - Strong shaking
  • Kabul - Strong shaking
  • kabul - Strong shaking
  • delhi - Moderate shaking
  • Srinagar - Moderate shaking
  • Islamabad - very shaky and strong
  • Islamabad - Strong shaking
  • DUSHANBE - Light shaking
  • Dushanbe - Around 1 minute. No damage.
  • jalalabad - Light shaking
  • Lahore - Nearly at 12:30 i felt earthquake while sitting in my office
  • Mandi - Light shaking
  • Islamabad - Strong shaking
  • Dushanbe - it lasted several minutes
  • Multan - Light shaking
  • Islamabad - Moderate shaking
  • Rawalpindi - nothing damaged but there was quite a shaking as i was on 2nd floor of my college building
  • Islamabad - Strong shaking
  • rawalpindi - no propertity damage. vut it was 6.1 . i can share my feelings on danish1t@HOTMAIL.COM
  • islamabad - i felt the shaking under my feet. relatives asleep woke up and came out of rooms. kids were asleep. very bad earthquake
  • Bela Distt: Lasbela Balochistan - 11:40PM
  • GEOFON Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Jan 31 07:07 6.2 187 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lasbela balochistan - Strong shaking
  • Bela Lasbela - Strong shaking
  • Bagram Air Base - Light shaking
  • Lahore - Light shaking
  • Kasur - Almost 5_8 seconds
  • Islamabad - Moderate shaking
  • Kotli - No damage. Shaking continued for 5 sec.
  • Rawalpindi - Moderate shaking
  • Kabul - Weak shaking
  • Walai, Khazana - No casualties in near by locations
  • Islamabad - Light shaking
  • Topi - Light shaking
  • Lahore - It was just for 1 or 2 seconds, I was on my bed doing some work on laptop, suddenly bed started shaking, but thanks to Allah, no damage to property has been caused.
  • delhi - Moderate shaking
  • Rawalpindi - No damage has been noticed around here.It was felt for more 5 seconds.
  • Hafizabad - No damage cause it was just 30 sec. Shaking
  • Kashmir - Moderate shaking
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - 10 sec
  • Dushanbe - Moderate shaking
  • Kabul - Tremor last about 10 seconds
  • Faislabad - Weak shaking
  • Lahore - Thank god no damage but felt it really well
  • gurgaon - Very weak shaking
  • Punjab - Moderate shaking
  • lahore - Light shaking
  • Lahore - Felt 5 - 10 Sec
  • Delhi - Table and Chair were shaking with 3-4 Centimeter.
  • Bagram - About 20 seconds, large rolling waves
  • Gr noida - Moderate shaking
  • Rawalpindi - Weak shaking
  • Greater Noida - Weak shaking
  • Rajouri - 5 to 6 seconds
  • lahore - Strong shaking
  • Himachal Pradesh - Light shaking
  • Chandigarh - Moderate shaking
  • Gurgaon - Light shaking
  • Chandigarh - 4-5 seconds
  • Kabul - Light shaking
  • toba tek singh - It lasted fr about 2 minutes nd dinning table ws shaking very fastly thr chairs the doors and lock
  • sheikhupura - Strong shaking
  • Rawalpindi - Moderate shaking
  • Delhi NCR - Shaking was very low in beginning increased gradually, and it lasted for over 45 seconds.
  • delhi - I was in bed, I could feel the bed shaking for about 30 seconds, maybe a little longer
  • Kasur - Moderate shaking
  • Islamabad - Moderate shaking
  • Faisalabad - 4
  • Faisalabad - Moderate shaking
  • Islamabad - Very strong shaking
  • Rawalpindi - Moderate shaking
  • lahore - working in office and feel building is shaking
  • lahore - i was in office and my office building was shaking including all things in my surrounding at 12:00 pm almost. i was confused, suddenly my boss called, its earthquake.
  • Lahore - Strong shaking
  • Peshawar - Strong shaking
  • Peshawar - i was sitting on my chair watching a movie when it started shaking. Duration was few seconds, but was moderately strong
  • Peshawar - Couple of seconds
  • srinagar - Moderate shaking
  • Islamabad - 15-25 seconds i guess.
  • islamabad - Light shaking
  • Islamabad - Moderate shaking
  • Sialkot - Light shaking
  • city - Very strong shaking
  • lahore - Light shaking
  • rawalpindi - Moderate shaking
  • faisalabad - about 10 seconds
  • Kashmir - Moderate shaking
  • islamabad - Strong shaking
  • NEW DELHI - Light shaking
  • Dehradun - Moderate shaking
  • lahore - Strong shaking
  • Lahore - It was a strong shock, exist around 30 sec
  • ISLAMABAD - Almost 8-10 Seconds
  • Chatta Bakhtawar Islamabad - Lasted 10-15 Seconds
  • Islamabad - no idea!!! I was sleeping
  • Lahore - Moderate shaking
  • Lahore - Strong shaking
  • Abbottabad - Very strong shaking
  • Lahore - Very weak shaking
  • Sargodha - Moderate felt Am on road But felt strongly inside homes
  • Lahore - I was on 7th floor in my ofice and felt string shaking
  • Islamabad - Strong shaking
  • New Delhi - about a minute, nothing displaced, just felt the ground shaking (at 4th floor)
  • Islamabad - Strong shaking
  • Noida - I was in office, working on my desk, suddenly my chair started trembling and my colleagues shouted it\'s Earthquake..We were at 5th floor, so we rushed to ground floor and vacated the harm to anyone..
  • Srinagar - 2minutes
  • Peshawar - Felt strong shaking ... Alhamidulliah no casualty in our office
  • Lahore - Light shaking
  • Islamabad - shaking lasted about 20 seconds
  • Rawalpindi - About 15 sec
  • Lahore - Moderate shaking
  • Kharian - Nothing Damaged Alhumdulilah.. shaking last within 8 to 10 seconds.
  • Nowshera - Alhamdulillah No Casualties
  • Swabi - I was just sitting inside the department felt some moderate shaking but due kindness Allah no harm come.
  • Islamabad - it was lasted around 10 seconds..May ALLAH blessed US All.
  • Шымкент - В 13.07 примерно мы почуствовали землятресение длилось минут 5 или 7незнаю сколько было балов вроде говорят эпицентр был в Пакистане
  • faisalabad - No damage has been noticed around here.It was felt for more 4 seconds
  • Mandi baha uddin - I was sleeping and due to strong shaking I woke up from deep sleep. Couldn\'t realise what has happened. But was scared.
  • islamabad - Strong shaking
  • lahore - Strong shaking
  • nangarhar jalalabad - 6




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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) ?
    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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