List of earthquakes in India

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The Indian subcontinent has a history of earthquakes. The reason for the high frequency and intensity of earthquakes is the Indian plate driving into Asia at a rate of approximately 49 mm/year.[1] The following is a list of major earthquakes affecting India.

Dates Time Location Latitude Longitude Deaths (Overall) Comments=none Magnitude=4.6.8
April 26, 2015 12:39 IST Northern India, North East India 27.794°N 85.974°E 2 Aftershock (Epicentre 17km S of Kodari, Nepal) 6.7[2]
April 25, 2015 12:19 IST Northern India 28.193°N 84.865°E Aftershock (Epicentre 49km east of Lamjung, Nepal) 6.6[2]
April 25, 2015 11:41 IST Northern India, North East India 28.147°N 84.708°E 6000+ [3] Epicentre 34km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal. Felt in eastern, northern, northeastern India and parts of Gujarat[4] 7.8[5]
March 21, 2014 18:41 IST Andaman and Nicobar Islands 7.6°N 94.4°E 0 Moderate earthquake in Andaman Islands 9.7
April 25, 2012 08:45 IST Andaman and Nicobar Islands 9.9°N 94.0°E 0 Big earthquake in Andaman and Niocbar Islands 11.2
September 18, 2011 18:10 IST Gangtok, Sikkim
see 2011 Sikkim earthquake
27.723°N 88.064°E 118 Strong earthquake in NE India, tremors felt in Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow and Jaipur 9.9
August 10, 2009 01:21 IST Andaman Islands 14.1°N 92.9°E 26 Tsunami Warning issued 9.7
October 8, 2005 08:50 IST Kashmir
see 2005 Kashmir earthquake
34.493°N 73.629°E 130,000 95 km (59 mi) NE of Islamabad, Pakistan, 125 km (78 mi) WNW of Srinagar, Kangra, Jammu and Kashmir, India (pop 894,000) 7.6
December 26, 2004 09:28 IST off west coast northern Sumatra India Sri Lanka Maldives
see 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
3.30°N 95.87°E 283,106 Third deadliest earthquake in the history of the world, the tsunami generated killed 15,000 people in India 9.1
January 26, 2001 08:50 IST Gujarat
see Gujarat earthquake of 2001
23.6°N 69.8°E 20,000 Indian Republic Day Gujarat earthquake, thousands killed 7.6/7.7
March 29, 1999 00:35 IST Chamoli district-Uttarakhand
see 1999 Chamoli earthquake
30.408°N 79.416°E 103 Approx   6.8
August 20, 1988 04:40 IST India–Nepal border 26.755°N 86.616°E ~1000 6,553 injured 6.3–6.7
May 22, 1997 13:41 IST Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 23.18°N 80.02°E 39 6.0
September 30, 1993 09:20 IST Latur, Maharashtra
see 1993 Latur earthquake
18.08°N 76.52°E 9,748   6.2
October 20, 1991 02:53 IST Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
see 1991 Uttarkashi earthquake
30.73°N 78.45°E >2,000   7.0
January 19, 1975 13:32 IST Himachal Pradesh
see 1975 Kinnaur earthquake
32.46°N 78.43°E 47 6.8
July 21, 1956 15:32 IST Gujarat
see 1956 Anjar earthquake
23.3°N 70.0°E 115 6.1
August 15, 1950 19:22 IST Arunachal Pradesh
see 1950 Assam–Tibet earthquake
28.5°N 96.7°E 1,526 Largest earthquake recorded in mainland India since Independence. 8.7
June 26, 1941 08:50 IST Andaman Islands
see 1941 Andaman Islands earthquake
12.50°N 92.57°E 7,000 Triggered a tsunami that affected eastern India and Sri Lanka 8.1
May 31, 1935 03:02 IST Quetta, Baluchistan
see 1935 Balochistan earthquake
28.866°N 66.383°E 30,000 / 60,000 Deadliest earthquake recorded in modern-day Pakistan. 7.7
January 15, 1934 14:13 IST Nepal
see 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake
27.55°N 87.09°E >10,000 Largest ever earthquake recorded in mainland Indian subcontinent. Epicenter lies 10 km south of Mt. Everest. 8.0
April 4, 1905 01:19 IST Himachal Pradesh
see 1905 Kangra earthquake
32.01°N 76.03°E >20,000 It was a major earthquake that occurred in the Kangra Valley and the Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh 7.8
June 12, 1897 15:30 IST Shillong, India
see 1897 Assam earthquake
26°N 91°E 1,500 8.3
December 31, 1881 07:49 IST Andaman Islands
see 1881 Nicobar Islands earthquake
8.52 N 92.43 E 0 Earliest earthquake for which rupture parameters have been estimated instrumentally (from tide gauges) 7.9
June 16, 1819 18:45 to 18:50 local time Gujarat
see 1819 Rann of Kutch earthquake
23.0 N 71.0 E >1,543 Formed the Allah Bund and Lake Sindri 8.2

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Earthquake Hazards and the Collision between India and Asia". Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Current Month". Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Nepal earthquake magnitude upgraded to 7.9, only 2-km deep: USGS". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "M7.8 - 34km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal". Retrieved 27 April 2015. 

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