Hindu Kush


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Hindu Kush

 (ko͝osh, kŭsh)
A mountain range of southwest Asia extending more than 805 km (500 mi) westward from northern Pakistan to northeast Afghanistan. It is crossed by several high-altitude passes used as invasion and trade routes since ancient times. The highest elevation is Tirich Mir, 7,708 m (25,289 ft), in Pakistan.

Hindu Kush

(kʊʃ; kuːʃ)
pl n
(Placename) a mountain range in central Asia, extending about 800 km (500 miles) east from the Koh-i-Baba Mountains of central Afghanistan to the Pamirs. Highest peak: Tirich Mir, 7690 m (25 230 ft)

Hin′du Kush′


n.
a mountain range in S Asia, mostly in NE Afghanistan, extending W from the Himalayas. Highest peak, Tirich Mir, 25,230 ft. (7690 m).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hindu Kush - a mountain range extending to the west of the HimalayasHindu Kush - a mountain range extending to the west of the Himalayas
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Khyber Pass - a mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan; a route by which invaders entered India
Tirich Mir - a mountain in the Hindu Kush in Pakistan (25,230 feet high)
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The epicentre of the earthquake is Hindu Kush region Afghanistan with the underground dept of 169 kilometer.
While the quakes of Balochistan originated at a shallow depth of 15 and 23 kilometres, the shaking of the earth in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan was significantly deeper.
The tremors from the quake , which originated in Afghanistan part of Hindu Kush mountain range, were felt as far as Kashmir and Indian states of Punjab and Haryana.
The USGS on Wednesday reported the quake's center in northeast Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, about 35 kilometers south of Jarm in the Hindu Kush region, with a depth of 191.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 31 (ANI): The northern part of India on Wednesday felt the tremor of the earthquake, epicentre of which was Afghanistan's Hindu Kush area.
The epicentre of the quake is stated to be deep inside the earth crust, 191 kilometre North in Hindu Kush Mountains region.
Scientists from the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Global Climate Change Impact Study Centre (GCISC), Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) are currently involved in research over the glaciers in the Himalaya, Hindu Kush and Karakorum regions.
According to details, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the border region of Afghanistan's Hindu Kush Mountains.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (Earthquakes and Seismology) said that the earthquake hit the Hindu Kush, a mountainous area on the borders between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
The most sensitive areas are Hindu Kush - Himalaya-Karakoram Ranges having thousands of Glaciers and Lakes.
The epicenter of the earthquake was Hindu Kush mountainous region in neighboring Afghanistan having the focal depth of 179km.
5 million to widen a network of glacier monitoring stations tracking the pace of glacial melt in the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges, in an attempt to beef up early warning systems and cut down the affect of flooding.