2011 Hindukush earthquake

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2011 Hindukush earthquake
Epicenter is located in Asia
Map showing the epicenter of the earthquake
Date 7 November 2011 (2011-11-07)
Magnitude 5.5 Ms
Countries or regions  Afghanistan
Tsunami None
Casualties None

The 2011 Hindukush earthquake was a magnitude 5.5 (Mw) moderate earthquake epicentered at Hindukush Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 7 November 2011 at 16:29 local time in Afghanistan (16:59 PST and 17:29 IST).[1] It was widely felt in eastern Afghanistan,Southern Tajikistan, Northern Pakistan and parts of North India.


The magnitude 5.5 (Mw) earthquake occurred inland at 16:29 local time on 7 November 2011 in Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. The earthquake was epicentered in the southern end of Badakhshan Province, 175 miles (280 kilometers) northeast of the Afghan capital of Kabul, where the quake was felt for about 15 seconds. The earthquake was felt strongly in Northern Pakistan as well as in the Kashmir Valley in India. Mild tremors were also felt in Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.[2]

No casualty or any damage was recorded immediate to the quake. However, panic was reported in Srinagar as people were celebrating Eid.[3]


  1. ^ "Earthquake in Hindukush, tremors felt in north India". NDTV. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mild tremors in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi". Hindustan Times. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mild earthquake in north India, no reports of damage". The Times of India. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 

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