List of earthquakes in Pakistan

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List of earthquakes in Pakistan

Earthquake hazard zones of Pakistan
Date, Time Latitude/Longitude Magnitude Deaths Injuries and Destruction District/Province Article/Description
893-894[1] 24°50′N 67°50′E / 24.83°N 67.83°E / 24.83; 67.83 8 150,000 Shahbandar, Sindh Near Jungshahi(Lower Sindh)
2 May 1668 [2] 24°N 68°E / 24°N 68°E / 24; 68 7.6 50,000 Shahbandar, Sindh Near Shahbunder(Lower Sindh)
16 June 1819 [3] 23°36′N 69°36′E / 23.600°N 69.600°E / 23.600; 69.600 7.5 3,200 Allahbund, Sindh Near Pakistan-India border 1819 Rann of Kutch earthquake
24 September 1827 [2] 31°36′N 74°18′E / 31.600°N 74.300°E / 31.600; 74.300 7.8 1,000 Lahore, Punjab
24 January 1852 [2] 29°18′N 68°48′E / 29.300°N 68.800°E / 29.300; 68.800 8 Kahan, Balochistan
22 January 1865 [4] 34°00′N 71°33′E / 34°N 71.55°E / 34; 71.55 6 Peshawar
1883[citation needed] Jhalawan, Balochistan
1889[5] 27°45′N 67°10′E / 27.75°N 67.17°E / 27.75; 67.17 8 Jhalawan, Balochistan
20 December 1892 [6][7] 30°50′N 66°31′E / 30.83°N 66.52°E / 30.83; 66.52 6.8 Qilla Abdullah, Balochistan Chaman Fault
21 October 1909 [8] 29°N 68°E / 29°N 68°E / 29; 68 7 100 Sibi, Balochistan between Loralai and Sibi
1 February 1929 at 17:14[citation needed] 36°30′N 70°30′E / 36.500°N 70.500°E / 36.500; 70.500 7 Sibi, Balochistan Between Loralai and Sibi
24 August 1931 [8] 30°23′N 67°41′E / 30.38°N 67.68°E / 30.38; 67.68 7 Sharigh Valley, Balochistan
27 August 1931 [8] 29°55′N 67°15′E / 29.91°N 67.25°E / 29.91; 67.25 7.4 Mach, Balochistan
31 May 1935 at 3:02am 28°52′0″N 66°23′0″E / 28.86667°N 66.38333°E / 28.86667; 66.38333 7.7 30,000 - 60,000 Ali Jaan, Balochistan 1935 Balochistan earthquake
28 November 1945 at 05:26 PST 97.6 km SSW of Pasni City 7.8 4,000 tsunami Balochistan 1945 Balochistan earthquake
28 December 1974, at 12:11 UTC 35°06′N 72°54′E / 35.100°N 72.900°E / 35.100; 72.900 6.2 5,300 17,000 injured Hunza, Hazara and Swat districts; North-West Frontier Province 1974 Hunza earthquake
8 October 2005 at 08:50:38 34°29′35″N 73°37′44″E / 34.49306°N 73.62889°E / 34.49306; 73.62889 7.6 or 7.8 80,000 3.5 million people homeless Muzaffarabad District, Azad State of Jammu and Kashmir & North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan 2005 Kashmir earthquake
29 October 2008 at 04:09 30°39′11″N 67°19′23″E / 30.65306°N 67.32306°E / 30.65306; 67.32306 6.4 215 120,000 homeless Ziarat District, Quetta 2008 Pakistan earthquake
18 January 2011 at 20:23:17 UTC 28°49′37″N 63°58′26″E / 28.827°N 63.974°E / 28.827; 63.974 7.2 2011 Pakistan earthquake
24 September 2013 at 11:29:48 UTC 27°00′58″N 65°32′49″E / 27.016°N 65.547°E / 27.016; 65.547 7.8 370 Awaran District, Balochistan 2013 Pakistan earthquake [9]
28 September 2013 at 07:34 UTC 27°14′N 65°34′E / 27.24°N 65.56°E / 27.24; 65.56 6.8 400 Awaran District, Balochistan

See also[edit]

Huge 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit near Iran-Pakistan border.on 16th April,2013

Map of 'Earthquakes in Pakistan', compiled from the list above.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quittmeyer, R. C. and Jacob, K. H.(1979) "Historical and modern seismicity of Pakistan, Afghanistan, northwestern India, and southeastern Iran" Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 69: pp. 773–823, p.805, Appendix 3, citing Oldham, T. (1882) '"A catalogue of Indian earthquakes from the earliest time to the end of A.D. 1869" Memoirs of Geological Survey of India 19: pp. 163-215
  2. ^ a b c Quittmeyer, R. C. and Jacob, K. H.(1979) "Historical and modern seismicity of Pakistan, Afghanistan, northwestern India, and southeastern Iran" Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 69: pp. 773–823, p.805-806, Appendix 3, citing Oldham, T. (1882) '"A catalogue of Indian earthquakes from the earliest time to the end of A.D. 1869" Memoirs of Geological Survey of India 19: pp. 163-215; and Milne, J. (1912) "Catalogue of destructive earthquakes" British Assoc. Adv. Sci. Report of the Portsmouth Meeting, 1911 Appendix I, pp. 649-740.
  3. ^ Oldham, R. (1926) "The Cutch (Kachh) earthquake of 16th June 1819 with a revision of the great earthquake of 12th June 1897" Memoirs of Geological Survey of India 46: pp. 1-77
  4. ^ Quittmeyer, R. C. and Jacob, K. H.(1979) "Historical and modern seismicity of Pakistan, Afghanistan, northwestern India, and southeastern Iran" Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 69: pp. 773–823, p.807, Appendix 3, citing Oldham, T. (1882) '"A catalogue of Indian earthquakes from the earliest time to the end of A.D. 1869" Memoirs of Geological Survey of India 19: pp. 163-215; and Ambraseys, N.; Lensen, G. and Moinfar, A. (1975) The Pattan earthquake of 28 December 1974 UNESCO, Paris (Serial No. FMR/SC/GEO/75/134), 41 pp.
  5. ^ Quittmeyer, R. C. and Jacob, K. H.(1979) "Historical and modern seismicity of Pakistan, Afghanistan, northwestern India, and southeastern Iran" Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 69: pp. 773–823, p.807, Appendix 3, citing West, W. D. (1934) "The Baluchistan earthquakes of August 25th and 27th, 1931" Memoirs of Geological Survey of India 67: pp. 1-82; and West, W. D. (1935) "Preliminary geological report on the Baluchistan (Quetta) earthquake of May 31st, 1935" Records Geological Survey of India 69: pp. 203-240.
  6. ^ Quittmeyer, R. C. and Jacob, K. H.(1979) "Historical and modern seismicity of Pakistan, Afghanistan, northwestern India, and southeastern Iran" Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 69: pp. 773–823, p.791
  7. ^ Lawrence , R. D.; Khan, S. Hasan and Nakata, T. (1992) "Chaman fault, Pakistan-Afghanistan" In Bucknam, R. C. and Hancock, P. L. (eds.) (1992) Major active faults of the world—Results of IGCP project 206 Annales Tectonicae 6(supplement): pp. 196–223
  8. ^ a b c Quittmeyer, R. C. and Jacob, K. H. (1979) "Historical and modern seismicity of Pakistan, Afghanistan, northwestern India, and southeastern Iran" Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 69: pp. 773–823, p.792
  9. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24222760

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