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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Islamabad in Pakistan

Earthquake location 33.8056S, 73.1829WA 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 15 km NE of Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.1829° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.8056° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NE of Islamabad, Pakistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-24 20:59:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-24 21:16:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 29 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 411 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.17 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20002zz3 Id of event.
Event Code 20002zz3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002zz3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Shezzy

    I thinK It should be more than 5,1 Coz…… Its feeling was more than last 2 Years Shocks……..

  2. Shezzy

    A Wall Of An Old Vacant govt bUilding collapsed nO One was their……

  3. Haider

    No it was more than 5.1! My house, which is in murree, vibrated worstly!!

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