Earthquake Details (USGS)

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 7.2
Date-Time
Location 28.732°N, 63.928°E
Depth 68 km (42.3 miles) set by location program
Region SOUTHWESTERN 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
1035 km (640 miles) WSW of ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6 km (3.7 miles); depth fixed by location program
location (usgs)

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Shake Map (usgs)

Shake Map (usgs)

USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution

 11/01/18 20:23:24.55
 SOUTHWESTERN PAKISTAN           
 Epicenter:  28.799   63.932
 MW 7.1

 USGS MOMENT TENSOR SOLUTION
 Depth  69         No. of sta: 84
 Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**19 Nm
   Mrr=-3.17       Mtt= 2.53
   Mpp= 0.64       Mrt= 1.09
   Mrp= 3.36       Mtp= 2.63
  Principal axes:
   T  Val=  5.39  Plg=20  Azm=318
   N       -0.24      24      219
   P       -5.15      58       84

 Best Double Couple:Mo=5.3*10**19
  NP1:Strike=209 Dip=69 Slip=-116
  NP2:        82     33       -42

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Tectonic Summary

This major earthquake occurred as a result of normal faulting within the lithosphere of the subducted Arabian plate. The present-day tectonic environment of Pakistan is determined by the motions of the Arabian and Indian plates north-northeast with respect to the Eurasian plate at velocities of 35 – 40 mm/y at the longitude of this earthquake. Arabian-plate lithosphere is subducted beneath the Eurasia plate at the Makran coast of Pakistan and Iran, and becomes progressively deeper to the north. The subducted Arabian plate is known to be seismically active to depths of about 160 km. The frequency of moderate and large earthquakes within the subducted Arabian plate is not high compared with the frequency of such events in some other subducted plates worldwide, but several earthquakes have occurred within this slab in the region of today’s event over the past 30 years, including a magnitude 6.7 shock two hundred kilometers to the southwest in 1983.

Minor Damage, No casualties

Reuters and emirates 247 reports the shaking was felt until NewDelhi in India and Abu Dhabi, People get out then returned back after waiting out for more than half an hour.

There has been partial damage to house in villages near Dalbandin but there were no casualties reported.