Earthquake in India’s North West corner – Punjab – Himachal Pradesh
Last update: August 29, 2013 at 10:46 am by By Ashish Khanal
Update 10:39 UTC : The depth is still unsure at this moment. Geofon reports a 26 km shallow depth and EMSC a 60 km depth. A M4.6 earthquake should not be damaging at these depths.
Below a picture of the Maharana Pratap Sagar reservoir (at the bottom the dam). At this Magnitude the dam should have no problem at all. The epicenter (taking into account the error margin) was almost below the reservoir.
Update 10:26 UTC : Most of the people reporting are located in the Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ludhiana area. The earthquake has also been felt in parts of Pakistan.
Update 10:24 UTC : Based on preliminary data, we expect the Magnitude near M5, depth still unsure.
352 km SE of Islamabad, Pakistan / pop: 601,600 / local time: 15:13:30.0 2013-08-29
132 km NW of Shimla, India / pop: 173,503 / local time: 15:43:30.0 2013-08-29
119 km E of Nārowāl, Pakistan / pop: 68,291 / local time: 15:13:30.0 2013-08-29
8 km W of Dera Gopipur, India / pop: 4,735 / local time: 15:43:30.0 2013-08-29
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 4.7
Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-08-29 15:43:30
GMT/UTC Time : 2013-08-29 10:13:30
Depth (Hypocenter) : 25 km