10 Of The Deadliest Earthquakes That Have Ever Hit Pakistan

Here are the most catastrophic earthquakes Pakistan ever experienced…

1. December 28, 1974

Affected ares were Hazara, Hunza, Swat and KP. Measuring 7.4 on the Richter Scale, the earthquake killed 5300 , injured 17000, and destroyed 4400 houses.


2.  February 28, 1997

Areas affected by the earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter Sclae were Bolan, Jhal Magsi, Usta Mohammad, Sibi, Bugti and Marri tribal regions, as well as Mithri, whole of the Koh-i-Suleiman range. The earthquake originated in Iran and more than 100 people died in the quake .


3. January 26, 2001

Earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit the entire Sindh province ranging from Karachi to Kashmore. 5 people were killed and 200 injured.


4.  October 8, 2005

Massive earthquake struck Kashmir and Northern areas measuring up to 7.6 on the Richter scale. The earthquake resulted in more than 80,000 fatalities, 200,000 people injured and more than four million people were left homeless.


5. October 28, 2008


Earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit Quetta and surrounding areas, killing a total of 160 people and injuring 370 others in Balochistan.


6.  Jan. 18, 2010

Earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale hit Karachi

Members of the Pakistani Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) load earthquake relief supplies onto a truck in Karachi on September 25, 2013. Pakistan's military rushed to reach the scene of a huge earthquake that killed more than 250 people and toppled thousands of mud-built homes when it hit the country's southwest with enough force to create a new island off the coast. AFP PHOTO/ Rizwan TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images

7. Jan 18, 2011

Earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit areas in Southwest Pakistan, killing several people and damaging 200 buildings in Balochistan.


8. Jan 20, 2011

Soon after another earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale shook Quetta and destroyed a hundred more houses.


9.  July 12, 2012

Earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale affected the northern areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, KP and Punjab.


10. April 16, 2013

A strong earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale affected Quetta, with tremors felt in different parts of Pakistan, Iran and India. 34 people were reportedly killed while 80 were reported to be injured with about 10000 houses destroyed due to the quake.


Balakot city, now turned into rubble, used to be a popular tourist attraction prior to the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. "This used to be a city but has now become a graveyard" said Amjad, the driver for CONCERN. Kashmir, Pakistan. December 3, 2005.Also See: Remembering Balakot Earthquake On It’s 10th Anniversary



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