Afghanistan

Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan earthquake - 3 Mar 2002

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Date-Time 2002 03 03 12:08:06 UTC
Location 36.44N 70.45E
Depth 194.9 kilometers
Magnitude 7.3
Region HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
Reference 45 miles (75 km) SSW of Feyzabad, Afghanistan
The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A major earthquake occurred IN THE HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN about 45 miles (75 km) south-southwest of Feyzabad or 150 miles (240 km) north-northeast of Kabul at 5:08 AM MST, Mar 3, 2002 (4:38 PM local time in Afghanistan). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. This is a large, intermediate-depth earthquake. Typically earthquakes of this type do not cause extreme damage, but are often felt over a very wide area. We have received reports that the earthquake was felt in northern India. This is the largest earthquake in this general area since another magnitude 7.2 event on December 30, 1983.