Earthquake Information

January 18, 2011 (20:23:26 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.2 Southwestern Pakistan

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred in Southwestern Pakistan. As determined by the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), the epicenter of this major earthquake was located 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Dalbandin and 1,020 kilometers (633 miles) west-southwest of Islamabad, Pakistan. The depth of this earthquake was 84 km so fortunately the violence of ground shaking was strong but not as severe as it would have been for a shallower earthquake of the same magnitude.

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