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. Ras

    omg hope ppl are okay out there, Prayers are with them 🙁

    January 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Blake

    Karma?

    January 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jones

    Cool story bro.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ali

    yeah i am in karachi my chair was rock and rolling and my house was shaken up

    January 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. DUDE

    COOL MAYBE OSAMA BIN LADENS CAVE FELL IN ON HIS HEAD....

    January 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bob12321

    On wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan_Earthquake_18_Jan_2011

    ALREADY!

    January 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • John in VA

      You would think they would let the buildings stop shaking before posting on Wikipedia.

      January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steve A

    So can we expect to see WBC in Islamabad saying "God hates Pakistan ?

    January 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ankit

    felt in duabi too

    January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kevo

    fish and birds dying in the thousands/millions floods earthquakes, summer time i predict fires many of them.... revelations is coming true 12-21-2012 judgment day

    January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Colin

      Knew it. See my post above. I guess the Christian god nuts won this one.

      January 18, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. justin kurtz

    must have been bad. im a soldier deployed to afghanistan and i felt tremors here.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Karim Azizi

    Mr. Pervez Musharraf why do you say that you can't help Pakistan? I think if anything you helped Pakistan the most in its short history of non-stop corruption and conspiracies.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Marion

    This right here is the worthless American press. They scan and pick through the trash can of the Arizona shooter to get his G-string size but write one sentence for major news!

    January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dinesh Dhawal

    I hope everyone is safe.
    but I wonder if this is god's punishment for Pakistans moronic blasphemy laws

    January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Zardari

    I love to head this failed state; and lead it down through its downfall.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Deep vaidya

    Everyone in New Delhi watching cricket match between India and South Africa ..n suddenly a long tremor lasts more than 30 secs ..sharked everyone as India wins

    January 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
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