Earthquake in Pakistan
M6.8 - 96km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan on Sep 28, 2013 - 07:34:07 UTC
|Description : Map showing the the epiccenter of earthquake in south-central Pakistan on 28 September, 2013.
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Earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale strikes Pakistan
24th September : Pakistan was struck by an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale at around 4.29 pm (local time), which lasted for about 1 minute.
The epicentre of the earthquake is reported to be the town of Arawan in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Several large Pakistani cities such as Hyderabad, Karachi and Larkana were affected by the massive quake. Tremors were also felt in several large towns across Sindh province in Pakistan.
Reports of the tremors being felt in New Delhi, the capital of India, as well as across parts of north-west India, have also been received.
The quake was a major one, measuring 7.8 on the 10-point Richter Scale (where 2.0 or less is a minor quake while 7.0 and above is classified as a major quake). The extent of casualties or damage caused by the earthquake is not confirmed at this time.
Pakistan is positioned across several faultlines, and regularly experiences earthquakes when the Earth's tectonic plates move against each other. The Himalayas were formed when the landmass of the Indian plate struck the Eurasian plate and continue to rise slowly as the Indian plate continues to move forwards. Due to this slow movement of the tectonic plates under the surface of the Earth, and Pakistan's geographic location, it is an earthquake-prone country. Residents of Pakistan need to be cautious and construct earthquake-proof houses and buildings to minimize damage due to frequent earthquakes.
6.2 Mw - PAKISTAN
||29 Oct 2008 11:32:42 UTC|
29 Oct 2008 16:32:42 near epicenter
|| 58 km (36 miles) NE (49 degrees) of Quetta, Pakistan|
187 km (116 miles) NNE (25 degrees) of Kalat, Pakistan
205 km (127 miles) SE (125 degrees) of Kandahar, Afghanistan
Horizontal: 7.2 km; Vertical
Nph = 119; Dmin = 468.4 km; Rmss = 1.48 seconds; Gp = 39° M-type = Mw; Version = 7