List of earthquakes in Pakistan

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Earthquakes in Pakistan
Sesimic hazard zones of-Pakistan.png
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.

Geology[edit]

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
2015-12-25 Gilgit-Baltistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
6.3 4 100
2015-10-26 Malakand Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 7.5 363 1200
2014-05-08 Nawabshah, Sindh 4.5 Mw 2 50
2013-09-28 Awaran, Balochistan 6.8 400
2013-09-24 Awaran, Balochistan 7.7 825 700
2011-01-18 7.2 2 Many
2008-10-29 Ziarat, Balochistan 6.4 215 200
2005-10-08 Azad Jammu & Kashmir
Islamabad Capital Territory
North West Frontier
7.6 86,000–87,351
1992-05-20 Northern Pakistan 6.0 Mb 36 100 Moderate NGDC
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
1945-11-28 Balochistan 8.1 300–400 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 >1543
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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