2011 Dalbandin earthquake

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2011 Dalbandin earthquake
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2011 Dalbandin earthquake is located in Pakistan
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2011 Dalbandin earthquake
Origin time January 18 at 20:23:17 UTC [1]
Magnitude 7.2 Mw [1]
Depth 90 km (55.9 mi) [1]
Epicenter 28°45′N 64°03′E / 28.75°N 64.05°E / 28.75; 64.05Coordinates: 28°45′N 64°03′E / 28.75°N 64.05°E / 28.75; 64.05 [1]
Type Dip-slip [2]
Areas affected Pakistan
Total damage Moderate [3]
Max. intensity VI (Strong) [2]
Casualties 3 killed, some injured [3]

The 2011 Dalbandin earthquake occurred on January 19 at 01:23 AM local time with a moment magnitude of Mw 7.2 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). The shock occurred in a sparsely populated area of Balochistan, caused moderate damage, three deaths and some injuries.

Earthquake[edit]

The tectonic environment of this region is dominated by the motions of the Arabian Plate, the Indian Plate, and the Eurasian Plate. This earthquake occurred as a result of normal faulting within the lithosphere of the subducted Arabian Plate.[2]

Damage[edit]

About 200 mud houses, including some government offices, were reported damaged in the Dalbandin area of Pakistan.[4][5] Two women died of heart attacks in Quetta after the earthquake, about 330 km northeast of the epicenter, where the Mercalli intensity was IV (Light).[6][7]

Intensity[edit]

Tremors after the earthquake reached neighboring countries including Bahrain, UAE, Oman, Iran, Afghanistan, and India. It was felt with a Mercali intensity of IV (Light) in Islamabad, Karachi, Muscat, Delhi, and III (Weak) in Kabul, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d ISC (2016), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2012), Version 3.0, International Seismological Centre 
  2. ^ a b c d USGS. "M 7.2 - southwestern Pakistan". United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ a b National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K 
  4. ^ the CNN Wire Staff (2011-01-18). "Homes damaged after Pakistan earthquake - CNN.com". Edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Leading News Resource of Pakistan". Daily Times. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  6. ^ "Un muerto y varios heridos por terremoto en Pakistán" (in Spanish). El Economista. 2011-01-18. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  7. ^ Ali, Saeed (2010-12-12). "Major quake rattles Pakistan | World | News". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 

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