List of earthquakes in Pakistan

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Earthquake hazard zones of Pakistan

Pakistan is situated at the north western side of the Indian subcontinent and overlaps both with the Indian and the Eurasian tectonic plates. Its Sindh and Punjab provinces lie on the northwestern corner of the Indian plate while Balochistan and most of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa lie within the Eurasian plate which mainly comprises the Iranian plateau, some parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. Therefore, it has a history of earthquakes. The Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir lie mainly in Central Asia along the edge of the Indian plate and hence are prone to violent earthquakes where the two tectonic plates collide.

Date District/province M MMI Deaths Injuries Notes
2015-12-25 6.3 4 100
2015-10-26 7.5 363 1,200
2014-05-08 Sindh 4.5 Mw 2 50
2013-09-28 Awaran District, Balochistan 6.8 400
2013-09-24 Awaran District, Balochistan 7.7 825 700
2011-01-18 7.2 2 Many
2008-10-29 Ziarat District, Quetta 6.4 215 200
2005-10-08 Azad Kashmir, Islamabad & North West Frontier Province 7.6 86,000–87,351
1974-12-28 Hunza, Hazara and Swat districts; Northwest Frontier Province 6.2 5,300
1945-11-28 Balochistan 8.1 300–4,00 Tsunami
1935-05-31 Ali Jaan, Balochistan 7.7 30,000–60,000
1931-08-27 Mach, Balochistan 7.4 [1]
1931-08-24 Sharigh Valley, Balochistan 7 [1]
1909-10-21 Sibi, Balochistan 7 100 [1]
1892-12-20 Qilla Abdullah, Balochistan 6.8 Chaman Fault [2]
1865-01-22 Peshawar 6 [2]
1852-01-24 Kahan, Balochistan 8 [3]
1827-09-24 Lahore, Punjab 7.8 1,000 [3]
1819-06-16 Allahbund, Sindh 7.7–8.2 Mw XI >1,543
1668-05-02 Shahbandar, Sindh 7.6 50,000 [4]
893–894 Shahbandar, Sindh 8 150,000 [4]
The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described are also applicable to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

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