Earthquakes in PakistanIn 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 83,100 people died by the direct consequences of earthquakes. There were 2 earthquakes that also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lives, and cause additional damage.
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Most recent eventsThis 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 10:00 UTC.
- June 9, 6:21 amMagnitude 4.4: 31 km south of Landi Kotal at a depth of 58.11 km.
- June 6, 11:06 pmMagnitude 4.2: 32 km northwest of Khuzdar at a depth of 2.0 km.
- May 28, 5:56 pmMagnitude 4.7: Hindu Kush, Afghanistan at a depth of 55.02 km.
- May 28, 10:49 amMagnitude 5.2: 35 km southeast of Jurm, Afghanistan at a depth of 223.84 km.
Earthquakes in Pakistan since 1950The strongest earthquake in Pakistan happened on 09/24/2013 in the Awaran, Kech region 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, leading to further victims and destruction.
|10/06/2021||Balochistan Province||9 km||5.9||42|
|09/24/2019||Mirpur District||10 km||5.6||39|
|10/01/2016||Mansehra, Naran||33 km||5.4||1|
|09/24/2013||Awaran, Kech||37 km||7.7||825|
|01/18/2011||Garhi Khairo, Quetta, Balochistan||23 km||7.2||3|
|10/10/2010||Khanpur, Haripur||25 km||5.2||1|
|03/10/2006||Mirpur District||14 km||4.9||1|
|10/08/2005||Muzaffarabad, Uri, Anantnag, Baramula||40 km||7.6||76213|
|02/14/2004||Balakot, Batgram, Mansehra||22 km||5.4||24|
|11/20/2002||Dashkin, Doian, Mushkin||30 km||6.3||19|
|03/19/1997||Bajaur, Chitral||11 km||4.9||15|
|02/27/1997||Harnai-Sibi, Quetta||2 km||7.1||60|
|05/20/1992||Peshawar, Kohat, Shakkar Khel||32 km||6.0||36|
|03/04/1990||Kalat, Quetta, Mastung||19 km||6.1||11|
|05/15/1986||Barkham, Matakari, Hamtarot||9 km||5.2||0|
|02/16/1984||Hindu Kush (Chitral-Landi)||41 km||6.1||4|
|12/28/1974||Balakot, Patan||43 km||6.2||5300|
|09/03/1972||Tangir, Gupis, Rawalpindi, Peshawar||28 km||6.2||100|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.