Major earthquake strikes southwestern Pakistan
January 18th, 2011
03:42 PM ET

Major earthquake strikes southwestern Pakistan

[Updated at 4:47 p.m. ET] An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 struck
Wednesday morning in a remote area of southwestern Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake occurred at 1:23 a.m. (3:23 p.m. Tuesday ET) at a depth of 84 kilometers (52 miles). It was centered 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Dalbandin; 255 kilometers (158 miles) west of Kalat; 310 kilometers (192 miles) east-southeast of Zahedan, Iran; and 1,020 kilometers (633 miles) west-southwest of Islamabad, Pakistan, the USGS said on its website.

USGS initially reported the quake at 7.4. Quakes of 7.0 to 7.9 are classified as major; anything over 8.0 is classified as great.

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  1. kim

    Things just dont seem right with all these diasters. We need to pray, or change our ways be nicer to each other because things are not looking good. Way too many bad signs!

    January 18, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mmmmm

    First a major flood now a major earth quake. The earth is protesting the presence of OBL. If he be dead better to dig him up and burn the body. Take the ashes and burn that too. If you are housing this man you must throw him out! Or the water and the earth will continue in protest til he is purged like a pimple! Yo-ooOU do well Pakistani to throw that dead fish overboard!

    January 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      ...even the OBL name is unmentionable...please! please! it will bring more aftershock...better to purge his presence!

      January 18, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rdwprinc31

    We all need to pray for this country and do whats right. God will sort out, the people who are not doing his will.
    So, I suggest we all pray that the Lord shows his mercy on this third world country.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dian

    We felt it bit here in Abu Dhabi ...

    January 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Amrullah Yousafzai, Margalla Hills

    Why couldn't all Pakistani girls be like her?

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries&w=640&h=360]

    January 19, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. Muslim

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJXeCAcCh90&w=640&h=360]
    watch this

    January 19, 2011 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Amit Dave

    hi
    please note todays quake and my prediction of major quake ,7+,on 19th January 22011. A date hit prediction
    next dates are 25/26th Jauary 2011 for 7+ quake
    http://earthquake-prediction.blogspot.com/
    http://earthquakeprediction.webs.com/
    watch the dates
    Amit

    January 19, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. Amit Dave

    hi
    please note todays quake and my prediction of major quake ,7+,on 19th January 22011. A date hit prediction
    next dates are 25/26th Jauary 2011 for 7+ quake
    http://earthquake-prediction.blogspot.com/
    http://earthquakeprediction.webs.com/
    watch the dates
    Amit

    January 19, 2011 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. Anon26

    Well it was 6.3 in Karachi, but I slept through the earthquake lol

    January 19, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
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