Pakistan – M 5.0 – moderate but very dangerous shallow earthquake in Baluchistan

Earthquake Report comment :
Although we can state that this earthquake is only moderate in strength, Earthquake Report declares this earthquake as very dangerous. Epicenter (if confirmed) is very near the small villages of Anjira and Nokjo at an altitude of approx. 1700 meter.
The mountainous terrain however is an easy target for landslides and the poor construction of the houses in this area is well known. Additionally we don’t know whether the heavy rains from the last few weeks made the ground unstable.
We would be very surprised if we will be further informed from this earthquake, as the Pakistani government has other issues to cope with at the moment (the flood disaster).
Additionally the earthquake occurred at 1:18 am at night.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 01:18:01 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 26 km
Geo-location(s) :
80 km (50 miles) SSW of Kalat, Pakistan

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
Panoramio Picture near the epicenter
USGS historic earthquakes map

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