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Pakistan: Powerful Quake Strikes SW

Posted by feww on January 19, 2011

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 – 7.4Mw strikes SW Pakistan

The quake, epicentered at 63.97°E   28.75°N, occurred at a depth of 84km, striking a sparsely populated area some 45 km (30 miles) west of the town of Dalbandin on Tuesday at 20:23UTC.

There were no reports of major damage or casualties, as of posting.


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

Earthquake Details
GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
Region: Southwestern Pakistan
Date/Time: 2011-01-18 20:23:25UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Epicenter: 63.97°E 28.75°N
Depth: 82 km
Status: manually revised

[USGS]

  • Magnitude: 7.2
  • Date-Time: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 20:23:26 UTC
  • Location: 28.838°N, 63.947°E
  • Depth: 84 km (52.2 miles)
  • Region: SW PAKISTAN
  • Distances
    • 45 km (30 miles) W of Dalbandin, Pakistan
    • 260 km (160 miles) W of Kalat, Pakistan
    • 310 km (190 miles) ESE of Zahedan, Iran
    • 1,035 km (640 miles) WSW of ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
    • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 7.1 km (4.4 miles)
    • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

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