2005 Hindu Kush earthquake

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2005 Hindu Kush earthquake
2005 Hindu Kush earthquake is located in Afghanistan
2005 Hindu Kush earthquake
Date December 12, 2005 (2005-12-12)
Origin time 21:47 UTC [1]
Magnitude 6.5 Mw [1]
Depth 224 km (139 mi) [1]
Epicenter 36°17′N 71°07′E / 36.28°N 71.11°E / 36.28; 71.11 [1]
Areas affected Afghanistan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Max. intensity V (Moderate)
Casualties 5 dead [1]
1 injured [1]

The 2005 Hindu Kush earthquake hit northeastern Afghanistan with a magnitude of 6.5 on December 12 at 21:47 (UTC). According to the United States Geological Survey, the maximum Mercalli Intensity was V (Moderate) at Charikar. Five people were killed in the Hindu Kush region and landslides blocked several roads near Bagh, Kashmir.[2] The quake was strong enough to trigger panic among survivors of October's devastating earthquake, who came out from their makeshift shelters in freezing temperatures.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey 
  2. ^ Significant Earthquakes of the World
  3. ^ Brumfiel, Geoff (March 2, 2006). "Seismology: Shaking the foundations". Nature 440 (7080): 16–8. Bibcode:2006Natur.440...16B. doi:10.1038/440016a. PMID 16511464. 

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