List of earthquakes in India

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The Indian subcontinent has a history of devastating earthquakes. The major reason for the high frequency and intensity of the earthquakes is that the Indian plate is driving into Asia at a rate of approximately 47 mm/year.[1] The following is a list of major earthquakes in India.

Dates Time Location Latitude Longitude Deaths Comments Magnitude
March 21, 2014 19:55 IST Andaman and Nicobar Islands 7.6°N 94.4°E 0 Aftershock of 6.7 magnitude earthquake 5.2
March 21, 2014 19:40 IST Andaman and Nicobar Islands 7.9°N 94.0°E 0 Aftershock of 6.7 magnitude earthquake 5.3
March 21, 2014 18:41 IST Andaman and Nicobar Islands 7.6°N 94.4°E 0 Moderate earthquake in Andaman Islands 6.7
December 5, 2013 23:41 IST Jammu and Kashmir 36.7°N 77.4°E 0 4.7
December 4, 2013 18:35 IST Northern West Bengal 26.1°N 89.5°E 0 Tremors felt in Gangtok, Patna and Cooch Behar 4.7
November 12, 2013 03:45 IST New Delhi 28.4°N 77.4°E 0 Earthquake swarm in Indian capital 2.8
November 12, 2013 01:56 IST New Delhi 28.4°N 77.4°E 0 Earthquake swarm in Indian capital 2.5
November 12, 2013 01:41 IST New Delhi 28.4°N 77.4°E 0 Earthquake swarm in Indian capital 3.3
November 12, 2013 00:41 IST New Delhi 28.4°N 77.5°E 0 Earthquake swarm in Indian capital 3.1
October 3, 2013 11:30 IST Gangtok, Sikkim 26.1°N 88.7°E 0 5.2
May 1, 2013 12:27 IST Jammu and Kashmir [2] 33.1°N 75.8°E 2 Tremors felt across North India including Delhi 5.8
April 16, 2013 14:04 IST Dibrugarh, Assam [3] 28.87°N 95.12°E 0 4.6
April 10, 2013 17:10 IST New Delhi 28.6°N 77.4°E 0 Mild tremors felt in Indian capital 3.4
May 17, 2012 19:09 IST New Delhi 28.6°N 77.2°E 0 Another earthquake jolts Delhi, tremors felt in Rohtak, Agra and Meerut 3.5
May 2, 2012 04:12 IST New Delhi 28.3°N 77.3°E 0 Low-intensity earthquake in Delhi, tremors felt in Sonepat, Agra and Hisar 3.5
April 30, 2012 06:44 IST Andaman and Nicobar Islands 8.6°N 94.0°E 0 Aftershock of 6.2 magnitude earthquake 5.2
April 25, 2012 22:45 IST Andaman and Nicobar Islands 9.1°N 94.0°E 0 Aftershock of 6.2 magnitude earthquake 5.3
April 25, 2012 17:53 IST Andaman and Nicobar Islands 7.9°N 93.4°E 0 Aftershock of 6.2 magnitude earthquake 5.7
April 25, 2012 10:57 IST Andaman and Nicobar Islands 9.1°N 94.1°E 0 Aftershock of 6.2 magnitude earthquake 5.5
April 25, 2012 08:45 IST Andaman and Nicobar Islands 9.9°N 94.0°E 0 Big earthquake in Andaman and Niocbar Islands 6.2
April 14, 2012 11:30 IST Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 17.4°N 73.8°E 0 Third earthquake in Mumbai in two hours 4.0
April 14, 2012 09:20 IST Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 23.0°N 73.1°E 0 Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Rajkot report tremors 4.1
April 14, 2012 09:20 IST Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 23.4°N 72.9°E 0 Tremors felt across Maharashtra 4.6
March 13, 2012 03:45 IST New Delhi 28.6°N 77.0°E 0 Another earthquake jolts Delhi, eight days after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake 3.6
March 5, 2012 13:09:00 IST New Delhi 28.8°N 76.7°E 5 Strong tremors in Delhi, CBSE Physics board exam disrupted 5.2
September 18, 2011 18:23 IST Gangtok, Sikkim 27.72N 88.07E Aftershock of 6.9 magnitude earthquake 5.7
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 6.9
September 7, 2011 23:28 IST New Delhi 28.3°N 77.1°E 0 Moderate earthquake in Delhi on the day of the 2011 Delhi High Court Bombing 4.2
August 10, 2009 01:21 IST Andaman Islands 14.1°N 92.8°E 26 Tsunami Warning issued 7.7
November 25, 2007 04:40 IST New Delhi 28.4°N 77.4°E 0 Earthquake epicentred in Delhi metropolitan area, causes widespread panic in Indian capital 4.7
April 6, 2006 23:29 IST Gujarat 23.3°N 70.4°E None [4] At least 36 injured in moderate-intensity tremor in Gujarat 5.5
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 9.3
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
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
August 15, 1950 19:22 IST Arunachal Pradesh
see 1950 Assam earthquake
28.5°N 96.7°E 1,526 Largest earthquake recorded in mainland India since Independence. 8.5
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 Bihar earthquake
27.55°N 87.09°E 8,100 Largest ever earthquake recorded in mainland Indian subcontinent. Epicenter lies 10 km south of Mt. Everest. 8.7
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 8.1
December 31, 1881 07:49 IST Andaman Islands
see 1881 Nicobar Islands earthquake
8.52 N 92.43 E 150,000 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 11,543 Formed the Allah Bund and Lake Sindri 8.2
September 18, 1737 23.59 IST Kolkata, West Bengal 7.29 N 72.25 E 100,000 7.6

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  1. ^ "Earthquake Hazards and vthe Collision between India and Asia". Retrieved 1983-05-25 March. 
  2. ^ "5.8 magnitude earthquake hits J&K, tremors felt in parts of North India". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mag. 5.3, Dibrugahr, Assam 16 April 2012". Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "USGS ShakeMap - Gujurat India". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 

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