Earthquake — Kashmir, India

March 12, 2012 – Strong earthquake in Kashmir

Last update: March 12, 2012 at 7:12 am by By 

M 5.6      2012/03/12 06:06      Depth 49.3 km     NORTHWESTERN KASHMIR

Local time : 11:06:45 AM at epicenter
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area (see below)
141 km (87 miles) NW of Gilgit, Kashmir
154 km (95 miles) NE of Chitral, Pakistan
Max. expected shaking : moderate for 9,000 people and light shaking : 332,000
The nearest populated places are: Lasht (13km), Baroghil (19km), Kharach (20km), Dehe Gholaman (18km). The closest civilian airport is Chitral (159km).
The Murgab hydrodam is located at a distance of 62 km from the epicenter.
Koyo Zom is the highest peak in the Hindu Raj mountain range in Pakistan at 6872 m. The Hindu Raj mountain range lies between the Hindu Kush and the Karakoram ranges
Based on the current hypocenter (49.3 km) and the epicenter location (preliminary) , earthquake-report calls this earthquake moderately dangerous. The biggest danger will come from landslides and rockfall. Additionally, the houses in the area are mostly build of stones and are very vulnerable