A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Athmuqam in Pakistan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.36 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/16 / 2016-10-01 08:04:39 / October 1, 2016 @ 8:04 am. Exact location, longitude 73.6313° East, latitude 34.9492° North, depth = 43.36 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:04:39 / 1:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ucc. Id of event: us10006ucc.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Muzaffarābād (c. 725 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Abbottābād (c. 120 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Bāramūla (c. 77 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mānsehra (c. 66 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Sopur (c. 63 000 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Haveliān (c. 40 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Bandipura (c. 32 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bandipura, Haveliān, Sopur. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Pakistan (c. 184 405 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km NNW of Athmuqam, Pakistan.
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