1945 Balochistan earthquake

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1945 Balochistan earthquake
1945 Balochistan earthquake is located in Pakistan
1945 Balochistan earthquake
Date 27 November 1945 (1945-11-27)
Origin time 21:56 (UTC)
Magnitude 8.1 Mw [1]
Depth 15 kilometers (9.3 mi)
Epicenter 24°30′N 63°00′E / 24.5°N 63.0°E / 24.5; 63.0Coordinates: 24°30′N 63°00′E / 24.5°N 63.0°E / 24.5; 63.0 [2]
Countries or regions British India
Makran Coast
Max. intensity X (Intense) [3]
Tsunami Yes [4]
Casualties 300–4,000 [5]

The 1945 Balochistan Earthquake (Urdu: بلوچستان زلزلہ‎) occurred in British India at 5:26 PST on 28 November 1945 with a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum perceived intensity of X (Intense) on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale.

Earthquake[edit]

The earthquake's epicenter was 97.6 kilometers south-southwest of Pasni in Balochistan and a tsunami caused damage along the Makran coastal region. Deaths from the event were reported to be at least 300 and as many as 4,000 people.[5]

Another strong earthquake (7.3 Ms) occurred in nearly the same location on August 5, 1947, but not much is known about the event or its effects.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rajendran, C. P.; Ramanamurthy, M. V.; Reddy, N. T.; Rajendran, K. (2008). "Hazard implications of the late arrival of the 1945 Makran tsunami". Current Science (Current Science Association) 95 (12): 1739–1743. 
  2. ^ "Significant earthquake". National Geophysical Data Center. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  3. ^ Quittmeyer 1979, p. 777
  4. ^ Yeats, R. (2012), Active Faults of the World, Cambridge University Press, p. 333, ISBN 978-0521190855 
  5. ^ a b Utsu, T. R. (2002), "A List of Deadly Earthquakes in the World: 1500-2000", International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part A, Volume 81A (First ed.), Academic Press, p. 706, ISBN 978-0124406520 
  6. ^ Quittmeyer 1979, p. 795
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