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Earthquakes in Kashmir 2005, Pakistan

Earthquakes in Pakistan

In Pakistan there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes do not occur very frequently.

Since 1950 more than 83100 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes. 2 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.

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Most recent events

This list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Pakistan by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.

Recent earthquakes in Pakistan
  • Sept. 27, 6:04 am
    Magnitude 4.2: 26 km north-northwest of Mandi Bahauddin at a depth of ten km.
  • Sept. 24, 4:33 am
    Magnitude 4.1: Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Pakistan at a depth of 203.08 km.
  • Sept. 20, 9:18 am
    Magnitude 4.4: Hindu Kush, Afghanistan at a depth of ten km.
  • Sept. 19, 9:00 am
    Magnitude 4.6: 60 km west-northwest of Skardu at a depth of ten km.


Earthquakes in Pakistan since 1950

Earthquakes in Kashmir 2005, PakistanThe strongest earthquake in Pakistan happened on 09/24/2013 in the region Awaran, Kech with a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 37 km resulted in 825 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
10/06/2021Balochistan Province9 km5.942
09/24/2019Mirpur District10 km5.639
02/07/2017Pasni39 km6.30
10/01/2016Mansehra, Naran33 km5.41
07/24/2015Abbottabad12 km5.13
02/26/2015Battagram14 km5.40
05/08/2014Nawabshah23 km4.52
09/28/2013Awaran45 km6.822
09/24/2013Awaran, Kech37 km7.7825
01/18/2011Garhi Khairo, Quetta, Balochistan23 km7.23
11/12/2010Quetta19 km4.70
10/10/2010Khanpur, Haripur25 km5.21
02/20/2009Kashmir48 km5.40
10/29/2008Ziarat43 km6.40
10/28/2008Quetta57 km6.4166
10/26/2007Ghanche6 km4.81
04/04/2006Batgram23 km4.80
03/10/2006Mirpur District14 km4.91
10/08/2005Muzaffarabad, Uri, Anantnag, Baramula40 km7.676213
03/02/2005Quetta14 km4.90
05/08/2004Quetta44 km4.51
02/14/2004Balakot, Batgram, Mansehra22 km5.424
11/20/2002Dashkin, Doian, Mushkin30 km6.319
11/01/2002Gilgit29 km5.411
03/19/1997Bajaur, Chitral11 km4.915
02/27/1997Harnai-Sibi, Quetta2 km7.160
08/28/1992Kalat50 km5.54
05/20/1992Peshawar, Kohat, Shakkar Khel32 km6.036
06/17/1990Baluchistan45 km6.30
03/04/1990Kalat, Quetta, Mastung19 km6.111
10/16/1986Khuzdar10 km4.50
05/15/1986Barkham, Matakari, Hamtarot9 km5.20
02/16/1984Hindu Kush (Chitral-Landi)41 km6.14
08/06/1983Ziarat53 km4.20
12/12/1981Central46 km4.06
09/12/1981Gilgit54 km5.9220
03/16/1978Quetta, Nushki 5.91
12/28/1974Balakot, Patan43 km6.25300
09/03/1972Tangir, Gupis, Rawalpindi, Peshawar28 km6.2100
02/18/1955Quetta33 km0.012


These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.
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