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. Eric

    I hope all except all terrorists are fine...

    January 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Christie

    Maybe Mother Nature took out the terrorists for us ??? Come on throw us a bone MN, we can't fight this war much longer!

    January 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Took

    Felt also in Doha, weak but enough to feel it.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fizz

    just experienced a 7.4 magnitude earthquake......worst thing i ever felt : /
    thnx God my family & i are safe.......

    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fun at Parties

    Please don't let my complete and total, 100% through and through apathy toward muslims discredit my post when I say to the quake news......."Oh well.....yawn."

    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Patriot

    I know what we can do: send in some drones, setup false flag operations, and also put out false news stories bashing Islam to further scare people into believing that the mooslims are the #1 biggest threat not just al qaeda. The revolution mooslim organization was a perfect setup. People were too stoopid to realize that the organization only consisted of rougly 3 people and that the founder was a radical jewish settler. But we can do better. yee haw!

    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mohammad Prophet

      u r wrong.
      my ppl r everywhere let it b europe,usa,india
      we all did & r doing everything those 3 did

      January 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Loki

    just remember–most Packis hate us–we will still help them–they will still hate us–says a lot about us and them–peace, love and speed

    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pakistani

      hey..one thing i would like to make it very clear.. WE pakistani ppl dont hate anyone.. its just a few percentage of extremist who do that and its been shown around the world..but there is a greater percentage of ppl in Pakistan who also hates these extremists who are making our lives miserable too. we are also facing these problems more than u .. but let me tell u one thing we dont hate..we are peace loving ppl.. plus i dont blv these websites blogs now.. coz i see a very different pic when i visit the US.. ppl arent like this what i am seeing here. as far as i know US is a very tolerant society!. and once again we love peace as much as u do!

      January 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mohammad Prophet

    Don't worry Allah will save you.
    Just stay where u r and just believe in me.
    I will save you.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. allen

    Everythings fine,allah`s just a little bored.BTW,if you see your neighbor struggling or in distress feel free to just chop his head off.As loving and peaceful as you muzzies are it`s the right thing to do after all.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Capitl I

    yahoooo.... osama ka phat geya pejama.....

    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jwrf

    osama bin laden has just carried out underground nuclear test!

    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. AC

    I'm so sorry for that country. Regardless of the few radicals...there a millions of women and children that have done absolutely nothing wrong and they don't deserve this! I really hope it's not as catastrophic as what I'm imagining.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pakistani

      really appreciate ur concern. its not as catastrophic Alhamdolillah. the epicenter is quite a remote area and no loss of life has so far been reported due to this quake. Thank u once again for ur prayers and concerns. PEACE

      January 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Adrian Hasselhoff

    We felt the earthquake at 1:36 a.m. in Lahore.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ed

    BREAKING NEWS: The USGS says a megathrust movement with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 Richter Scale, has struck the area of Kashimir (once again) where the Eurasian and the Indian tectonic plates continue colliding.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John S

    Im with Praveen S., Keep the AIDE HERE in th US, we need to focus on our own before we start helping Pakistan. Let them deal with it on there own.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
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