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A strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred at 07:34:07 UT  on September 28, 2013, at a depth of 15km.

Location         27.2628°N, 65.5865°E 



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Pakistan escapes major quake damage

A powerful earthquake in Pakistan that rocked buildings in India, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates damaged several hundred mud-brick homes close to the epicenter, but caused no casualties or other damage, officials said Wednesday.
The 7.2 magnitude quake struck at 1:30 a.m. local time Wednesday in a remote area some 320 kilometres southwest of the Baluchistan provincial capital of Quetta, not far from the Afghan border. It sent thousands running from their homes in panic.

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A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 has hit south-western Pakistan, in a desert area bordering Iran and Afghanistan, the US Geological Survey says.
The quake struck at 0123 on Wednesday (2023 GMT on Tuesday), some 55 km (34 miles) west of Dalbandin in Pakistan, at a depth of 84km (52 miles).
It was located several hundred kilometres from the Pakistani city of Quetta and the city of Zahedan, Iran.

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A major magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred at 20:23:26 (UTC)  onTuesday, January 18, 2011,  in the southwestern Pakistan region,  45 km West of Dalbandin, at a depth of 84 km.

Location         28.838°N, 63.947°E


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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 22:40:23 (UTC)  on Thursday, December 25, 2008,  off the coast of  Pakistan,  305 km  WSW of Karachi, at a depth of 10 km.

Location         23.368°N, 64.502°E


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A strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred at 11:32:42 (UTC) on Wednesday, October 29, 2008,  in the Pakistan region, 60 km  NE from Quetta, Pakistan , at a depth of 10 km.

Location     30.541°N, 67.457°E

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A earthquake of magnitude 6.2 has hit Balochistan province in south-western Pakistan, with at least six people reported dead.

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A strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred at 23:09:57 (UTC) on Tuesday, October 28, 2008,  in the Pakistan region, 69 km  NNE from Quetta, Pakistan , at a depth of 10 km.

Location     30.745°N, 67.343°E

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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 15:04:21 (UTC) on Sunday, October 23, 2005, in Pakistan.

Location 34.880°N, 73.030°E

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Scientists at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) say the earthquake that rocked India and Pakistan Saturday was not surprising as the area fell under a well-known seismic zone.

"The region between western and eastern Himalayas comes under seismic zone. Earthquakes of 7 (on the Richter scale) and above have hit it in the past. So, today's quake is not surprising" - Purnachandar Rao, scientist.

According to NGRI scientists, in addition to four great earthquakes of magnitude exceeding 8 during 1897, 1905, 1934 and 1950, another 10 earthquakes exceeding magnitude 7.5 have occurred in the Himalayan belt during the past 100 years.
The intense seismic activity is attributed to the 2,400-km long east-west stretch of the Himalaya to the northward collision of the Indian plate.

"The Indian plate moves northward by 4 to 5 centimetres every year" - Purnachandar Rao.

The exact magnitude of Saturday's earthquake would be known after they gathered all the relevant details.

"At this point of time we can say that the magnitude was in the range of 7 to 7.5 on Richter scale and its epicentre was near Muzaffarabad (in Pakistan)" - Purnachandar Rao.

The region might continue to experience aftershocks.

"Generally such aftershocks continue for a month but they will be less in intensity and there is no need for panic" - Purnachandar Rao.

Adapted from source.

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