History of Earthquakes In Pakistan |

History of Earthquakes In Pakistan |

History of Earthquakes In Pakistan is long. Pakistan geographically exists at the high risk area for earth quakes. From some decades earth quakes many time hit Pakistan and damaged a lot.

Let’s see history of earth quakes in Pakistan in detail along with damage. On January 31, 2018, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Pakistan, including Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Murree, Sargodha, Shangla, Haripur and Gujranwala.

On April 10, 2016 , a  7.1 magnitude earthquake in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab

On October 26, 2015 , a strong earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas. Strong tremors were also felt in Kabul and New Delhi.

On September 24, 2013, earthquake struck Balochistan killing over 800 people, injuring hundreds

On April 16, 2013 , a strong earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude hit Quetta, with tremors felt in different parts of Pakistan, Iran, India and some gulf countries.

On April 4, 2013, the Northern Areas of Pakistan including FATA, measuring 5.4 magnitude.

On Feb 17, 2013, a 5.5-magnitude the northern areas of Pakistan, including FATA.

On Dec 29, 2012, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan and tremors were felt in parts of Pakistan.

On July 18, 2012, a moderate earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude jolted several parts of the country.

On July 12, 2012 , an earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude affected the northern areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, KP and Punjab.

On May 25, 2012 , an earthquake of mild intensity hit Quetta and adjoining areas. No casualties were reported.

On May 12, 2012, a medium magnitude earthquake shook parts of Sorab in Quetta. No casualties were reported.

On January 19, 2012, a medium magnitude earthquake (measuring 4.5 magnitude) lasted for 30 seconds, and affected the areas of Quetta, Ziarat, Khanozai, Pishin, Harnai, Qila Abdullah and Toba Achakzai.
On May 15, 2011 , a Mild shocks of earthquake jolted various parts of Khaber Pakhtunkwa and federal capital. The magnitude of the quake was recorded as 4.7 magnitude

On April 3, 2011, two simultaneous quakes shook Karachi in seven hours – the first measured 2.8 while the second measured 4.7 magnitude.

On Jan 22, 2011, moderate tremors shook Islamabad and northern areas of Pakistan.

On Jan 20, 2011, another earthquake measuring 7.4 magnitude shook Quetta

On Jan 18, 2011, an earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude hit areas in Southwest Pakistan,

On October 28, 2010, earthquake jolts were felt in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Azad Kashmir and Islamabad. The earthquake measured 5.3.

On January 18, 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.4 hit Karachi and lasted for about a minute.

On October 28, 2008, an earthquake measuring 6.4 in magnitude hit Quetta and the surrounding areas,
On October 8, 2005, an earthquake measuring 7.6 struck Kashmir and Northern areas. The earthquake resulted in more than 80,000 fatalities, 200,000 people injured and more than four million people left homeless. The main quake was followed by more than 978 aftershocks until October 27.

On February 14, 2004, two earthquakes – measuring 5.7 and 5.5 respectively –
On October 3, 2002, 17 people were killed, and 30 injured, while about 1,500 people were rendered homeless as earthquakes measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

On January 26, 2001, 15 people were killed, and another 108 injured when an earthquake measuring 6.5 hit the entire Sindh province at about 8.20am.
On March 20, 1997, an earthquake measuring 4.5 hit the Salarzai village in the Bajaur tribal region, killing ten people.

On February 28, 1997, an earthquake measuring 7.2 hit areas across Pakistan, and lasted for 30 – 90 seconds.

On May 31, 1995, a moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 hit the areas of Mastung, Mongechar, Dera Murad Jamali, Chatar tehsil of Naseerabad Division in the foothills of Bugti mountains.

On January 16, 1978, an earthquake of moderate intensity hit Peshawar.

On September 20, 1975, Quetta was hit by a severe earthquake but no lives were reportedly lost. The epicentre of the quake lay 7500 kilometres northwest of Quetta.

On January 27, 1975 , an earthquake of moderate intensity hit Murri Bagti with an epicentre which lay 140 miles south of Quetta in Suleman Range. No lives were lost, however.

On December 28, 1974, one of the worst earthquakes hit Pakistan in the area of Pattan. Areas that were affected were Hazara, Hunza, Swat and KP. Measuring 7.4, the quake resulted in 5,300 dead, 17,000 injured, with 4400 houses destroyed.

On June 30, 1974, an earthquake of severe intensity hit the northern areas of Pakistan (Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Multan, etc) and lasted for about 30 seconds.

On May 18, 1974, tremors of moderate intensity hit Abbotabad. No loss of life was reported.

On May 13, 1973, a mild intensity tremors were felt In Rawalpindi and Islamabad. No loss of life or property was reported.

On May 6, 1972, severe intensity tremors were felt in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Abbotabad and adjoining areas which lasted for several seconds. Though people fled the buildings in fear, no losses were reported.

On January 1, 1972, an earthquake of mild intensity hit Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Abbotabad, Lahore and adjoining areas for about 18 seconds. No loss of life or property was reported after. However, the same day saw a moderate earthquake shake Sialkot, which lasted for about 50 seconds, causing cracks on buildings. No lives were lost.
On December 28, 1971, an earthquake of severe intensity was reported in Peshawar and Rawalpindi. However, no loss of lives or property were immediately reported.
On October 2, 1971, Abbotabad and some parts of Hazara were recipient of five moderate tremors. No loss of life was reported.

On October 1, 1971, tremors of moderate intensity were felt in Rawalpindi which lasted about 15 seconds. The epicentre of the tremors lay in Tarbela district. No loss of life was reported.

On September 10, 1971, a powerful earthquake hit the region of Gilgit, killing over 100 people and destroying more than 1,000 houses.

On September 4, 1971, Abbotabad was jolted six times by moderate tremors, which caused cracks in the buildings. No loss of life was reported. The epicentre of the quake lay 500 miles north-east of Quetta near Swat.
On September 3, 1971, about seven tremors of moderate intensity were felt at intervals of 20s for a total of two minutes in Rawalpindi. No casualties were reported.

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