A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Islamabad in Pakistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.12 km (16 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 73.1829° East, 33.8056° North, depth 26.12 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/07/15 / 2015-07-24 20:59:55 / July 24, 2015 @ 8:59 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002zz3. Id of event: us20002zz3. The temblor was reported at 01:59:55 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Rawalpindi (c. 1 743 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Muzaffarābād (c. 725 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kotli (c. 640 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Islamabad (c. 601 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Abbottābād (c. 120 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Chakwāl (c. 101 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Swābi (c. 97 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Pakistan (c. 184 405 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pindi Gheb, Kupwāra, Chakwāl (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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