Last Updated: Friday, August 2, 2013

Jammu and Kashmir earthquake shakes Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana

Update 22:00 UTC
Another moderate earthquake has hit Jammu and Kashmir region with epicenter located 12 km ENE of Kishtwar.
People of Amritsar, Gujrakhan, Gujranwala, Lahore and Rawalpindi region of Punjab have felt light to weak shaking. Tremor was even felt Federal Capital Area of Pakistan Islamabad located 266 km far.


Tremor was felt in several parts of Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.

M 5.4 moderate earthquake shakes Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana region of Northern India today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 13 km SE of Kishtwar, India (Jammu-Kashmir region). It was 9.8 miles deep.

It was well felt by the people of Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar (Punjab), Chandigarh, Haryana, Mohali, Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) and other neighboring areas.

People rushed out of their houses in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Tremor was felt as far as Pakistan's capital Islamabad.

02:32 UTC (local time Friday, August 02, 2013 at 08:02 A.M. @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
13 km (8mi) SE of Kishtwar, India
30 km (19mi) ENE of Doda, India
31 km (19mi) NNE of Bhadarwah, India
76 km (47mi) ENE of Udhampur, India
268 km (167mi) E of Islamabad, Pakistan

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 2, 2013

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