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Update 21:38 UTC : Earthquake Impact Details
The earthquake happened in Pakistan, Province of North-west Frontier (population 16,643,640). The nearest places are Athal (9km), and Islamabad (560000 people , 14km).
The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest hydrodams are Rawal (13km), and Simly (17km). The nearest protected areas are Ayubia (4km), and Margalla Hills (16km).
For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Islamabad International (runway 10900ft, 22km), and Qasim (runway 6600ft, 30km). There are no known ports nearby.
The maximum altitude nearby is 4400m. The area has steep slopes (up to 60 percent) and may be susceptible to landslides.
Based on our experience, we call the properties in an area of 98000 people at risk for serious damage (10 km radius around the epicenter) and another 800000 people for slight damage (radius in between 10 and 20 km from the epicenter)

Update 21:20 UTC : calls this earthquake dangerous for even serious damage based on the building style in Pakistan and the depth of the hypocenter. Older adobe and brick buildings may suffer damage near the epicenter.

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15km (9mi) NE of Islamabad, Pakistan
22km (14mi) WSW of Murree, Pakistan
25km (16mi) NNE of Rawalpindi, Pakistan
27km (17mi) S of Havelian, Pakistan
15km (9mi) NE of Islamabad, Pakistan

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-07-25 01:59:53

GMT/UTC Time : 2015-07-24 20:59:53

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Islamabad, Pakistan Jul 24 20:59 5.1 26 MAP I Felt It
  • Bani Gala – Very strong shaking
  • islamabad – it was so scary
  • Islamabad – the birds chirped restlessly, the windows creaked like lighting. the chandeliers swung from side to side
  • Islamabad – very short in duration but strong
  • Islamabad – I was sleeping in one room. As earth quake struk i ran to end room to pick my son. My flat is on top floor. It was very strong and very quick. While running i heard noises of men and women from otger flats also. By the time i reached to my son it was stopped.
EMSC Pakistan Jul 24 20:59 5.1 8 MAP I Felt It
  • taxila – my bed was shaking, cutlery items were all displaced & strong ripples were produced in water bottle beside me. It awoke everyone in the home. no damage was observed nearby.
  • Nowshera – Everyone was sleeping and suddenly i felt a strong shake while i was playing games on computer.
  • Ayubia – It was a horrifying experience
  • Islamabad – in bed 2am (GMT+5)… the room started shaking … 2 big jolts and then windows rattling. lasted about 2-3 seconds.
  • Rawalpindi – Earthquake of short duration
  • abbottabad – Very horrifying experience Allah Pak raham farmay
  • wah cantt – We are were sleeping …..suddenly earth starts to shook … was nt mre than 5 sec…..but maybe it is a foreshock……who knws….bcoz i have seen on ur website another on 24th july…..late night….and which i observe is almost around 1.55 am of 25th july……
  • Murree – Doors and Windows were shaking and the last shock was the hardest one!
  • rawalpindi – Experienced a strong earthquake…
  • wah cantt – I felt number of jolts about 4 to 5 seconds as I was playing with my mobile. As per local news it was M4.6
GEOFON Pakistan Jul 24 20:59 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Islamabad – It was really scary . No damage occurs thanks for its short duration



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