Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Hindukush region in Afghanistan

Strong M5.8 earthquake hit Hindukush region in Afghanistan today on July 12, 2012 at 14:00 UTC. Epicenter of earthquake was 40 km (24 miles) south of Jarm and 73 km (45 miles) south-southeast of Fayzabad, Afghanistan (36.502°N, 70.875°E). Luckily, the epicenter was deep, at depth of 190.2 km (118.2 miles). All the reporting and to be trusted seismological agencies are reporting depths of +150 km.


At the current reported depth, this earthquake should not be damaging. The risk on landslides will however be present in this high mountain area. This earthquake has been felt in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, etc.


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