List of earthquakes in Pakistan
Earthquake zones of Pakistan.
(<6.0 in green, 6.0-6.9 in blue, 7.0–7.9 in orange, 8.0+ in red)
|Largest||8.1 Mw 1945 Balochistan earthquake|
|Deadliest||8.0 Mw 893 Shahbandar earthquake 150,000 killed|
Pakistan is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, being crossed by several major faults. As a result, earthquakes in Pakistan occur often and are destructive.
Pakistan geologically overlaps both the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates. Balochistan, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces lie on the southern edge of the Eurasian plate on the Iranian Plateau. Sindh, Punjab and Azad Jammu & Kashmir provinces lie on the north-western edge of the Indian plate in South Asia. Hence this region is prone to violent earthquakes, as the two tectonic plates collide.
|Date||Locality, district, or province||M||MMI||Deaths||Injuries||Notes|
|2015-10-26||Malakand Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||7.5||363||1200|
|2005-10-08||Azad Jammu & Kashmir
Islamabad Capital Territory
North West Frontier
|1983-12-31||Hindu Kush / northern Pakistan||7.2||Mb||VII||12–26||60–483||Severe||NGDC|
|1974-12-28||Hunza, Hazara and Swat Districts, Northwest Frontier||6.2||5300|
|1935-05-31||Ali Jaan, Balochistan||7.7||30,000–60,000|
|1931-08-24||Sharigh Valley, Balochistan||7|||
|1892-12-20||Qilla Abdullah, Balochistan||6.8||Chaman Fault|||
|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.|
- NGDC, Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
- Quittmeyer, R. C.; Jacob, K. H. (1979), "Historical and modern seismicity of Pakistan, Afghanistan, northwestern India, and southeastern Iran", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Seismological Society of America, 69 (3): 773–823
- Northern Pakistan 1974 December 28 12:11:43 UTC Magnitude 6.2 USGS accessed Jan 2009