Erdbeben 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 83000 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes. 2 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.

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Earthquakes in Pakistan since 1950

The 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.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
02/07/2017Pasni56 km6.30
10/01/2016Mansehra, Naran34 km5.41
07/24/2015Abbottabad54 km5.13
02/26/2015Battagram5 km5.40
05/08/2014Nawabshah15 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. Foto taken from National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC, public domain).