Date: February 20, 1998 Time: 12:18:06
Location: 36.5N 71.1E
Depth: 235 Km Magnitude: 5.8MN
One person killed and three injured at Yar Husain, six injured at Rawalpindi and two injured at Peshawar, Pakistan. Thirty-five (35) houses, including a mosque, were destroyed, 300 people left homeless and several dozen cattle and sheep killed by an earthquake-induced avalanche in the Astor area, Kashmir. Damage occurred from Chitral to Swabi, Pakistan, in western Kashmir and in the Rostaq area, Afghanistan. Felt in much of northern Pakistan as far south as Lahore and in northeastern Afghanistan as far as Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif. Also felt in parts of Tajikistan.