Strong earthquake below the high mountain ranges in Kashmir - February 5, 2019

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Update 15:59 UTC:  the earthquake was also felt in Pakistan

Update 15:58 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.

Map courtesy - Star: calculated epicenter - Small red dots: possible error margin for the epicenter, the more dense, the higher probability that the epicenter will be in that area. Orange circle: epicenter location error zone

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-02-05 16:47:05

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Northwestern Kashmir Feb 05 16:47 5.3 55 MAP
USGS Chilas, Pakistan Feb 05 16:47 5.3 33 MAP
GEOFON Northwestern Kashmir Feb 05 16:47 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Mohali - Moderate shaking
  • Srinagar - My room felt straight up moving.
  • Rawalpindi - 3-4 secs
  • Srinagar - Strong shaking
  • Kangan - No property damage but tremors while I was about to sleep and it lasts about 30 seconds
  • Boniyar - Felt my bed shaking
  • Anantnag - Strong shaking
  • Rawalpindi - I was playing game on my mobile. Suddenly I felt shaking.
  • Chandigarh - Bed was shaking fans were shaking
  • Kashmir - Almost 20 seconds .Felt shaking of house.
  • Chandigarh - Moderate shaking
  • Zirakpur - Very weak shaking
  • Kupwara - It remains for more than 4 second s. Not such damages of living and property we're reported. It's intensity was 5.6 on Richter scale.
  • Baramulla - 5-10 seconds
  • Sopore - I saw tilting my house towards south then coming back ,i swear i mean it
  • Kashmir - Bed n keys were shaking for 8 to 10 sec
  • Kashmir - Bed n keys were shaking for 8 to 10 sec
  • Jammu - I was sitting on a chair when I felt shaking of the building,fans and paintings on the walls. It lasted about 7 to 10 seconds.
  • Srinagar - For 10_20 secs..
  • Mohali - Felt it for more than 10 seconds .
  • Shangas Anantnag - It lasted for 10 sec. I don't think it would have caused much damage.
  • Chandigarh - My chair was shaking strongly while I was busy on my phone playing game. I was confused and surprised and msuddenly stood up. The shaking for more than 7-8 seconds but were strong.
  • Chilas - Its 01:27 AM now. For the last two hours earthquake shaking the region( Chilas City) district Diamer Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.
  • Lolab Kupwara - lasted for 4-5 seconds, everything was shaking.
  • Khumeriyal Kupwara - Left room. My room was moving to and fro... seems little to no demage to property n life thankfully, God knows better
  • Bangalore - I was sitting in my office and felt shaking
  • GEOFON Northwestern Kashmir Feb 05 13:38 4.3 50 MAP
    USGS Chilas, Pakistan Feb 05 13:38 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO

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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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