Skip to comments.M7.8 - 69km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan [2013-09-24 11:29:48 UTC]
Posted on 09/24/2013 5:20:47 AM PDT by Errant
No news of damage currently - this is a large and shallow earthquake.
(Excerpt) Read more at earthquake.usgs.gov ...
"An strong earthquake struck remote western Pakistan on Tuesday and was felt in the Indian capital of New Delhi where buildings shook."
Thank you. I just saw that on the usgs feed. That must have been felt.
The Lord punishing them for killing scores of Christians Sunday??
That is a good size quake. Is this area heavily populated?
All I’ve seen so far is the epicenter area described as remote. Which probably means nothing this early.
It’s in a remote area, but large and shallow enough to cause widespread damage.
It rains on the just and the unjust
ST LOUIS (LALATE) A 7.8 Pakistan earthquake today 2013 has just hit Awaran. The Pakistan earthquake today 2013 September 24, 2013 began moments ago. Damage assessment is pending, reports local news.
Officials tell news that a 7.8 magnitude Pakistan earthquake today just hit locally at 4:29 PM local time. The quake was shallow, however. USGS indicates to news that the quake started only nine miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt in regions near Oman.
USGS indicates to news that the quake was forty-three miles northeast of Awaran. The quake was seventy-one miles northwest of Bela and roughly one hundred six miles from Uthal. Reps tell news that the quake started one hundred eight miles from Kharan, Pakistan and roughly five hundred miles from Muscat, Oman.
UGSS has previously told news about earth formations and possible fault lines in the region. Off the south coast of Pakistan and southeast coast of Iran, the Makran trench is the present-day surface expression of active subduction of the Arabia plate beneath the continental Eurasia plate, which converge at a rate of approximately 20 mm/yr.
The same area has produced deadly quakes before. Although the Makran subduction zone has a relatively slow convergence rate, it has produced large devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. For example, the November 27, 1945 M8.0 mega-thrust earthquake produced a tsunami within the Gulf of Oman and Arabia Sea, killing over 4,000 people. Northwest of this active subduction zone, collision of the Arabia and Eurasia plates forms the approximately 1,500-km-long fold and thrust belt of the Zagros Mountains, which crosses the whole of western Iran and extends into northeastern Iraq. They add that Collision of the Arabia and Eurasia plates also causes crustal shortening in the Alborz Mountains and Kopet Dag in northern Iran. For continuing coverage click HERE.
Something is wrong with the USGS site this morning. It keeps loosing recent quake information.
Many houses have been damaged in Balochistan's Awaran district, Pakistan media reports. However, there have so far been no reports of casualties.
There is a image of people in the streets in New Delhi at the RT article. Must have indeed been quite a lot of shaking:
thanks. that area on google Earth looks sparsely populated, but the buildings wouldn’t stand all that shaking.
Yes, they’re very lucky it didn’t hit one of the overpopulated cities. Quality of construction is poor at best.
The Array captured the roll...
They aren't still trying to keep that secret are they?
Earthchange event: The 7.7 magnitude oblique-strike-slip earthquake was so powerful, it raised new land out of the Arabian sea.
They're saying 46 confirmed deaths now. I expected it to be a bad one alright. We're lucky it wasn't in the thousands.
Quick! Let’s claim it!
Yeah 7.7 does not seem to be that powerful...
I just noticed this....Look at where they placed a few portable array devices in norther canada and alaska.
That is in line with my noticing the area that interacts with the mid atlantic ridge...interesting.
thanks for that link
that is fascinating
yep yep yep!
lol, now who gets to claim the island?
LOL, Not too sure of building a beach house on that little island just yet?!
That's 700 miles from New Delhi. Karachi is 100 or less away.
The new Presidential Library (Obama) could be built there.
Doesn't the Bible mention a beast rising from the sea? :)
Yep, there is something going on up north alright. I remember news about excessive and strange SO2 emissions in Eagle, Alaska, not long ago.
Thanks, didn’t know.
Good point! I for one believe we are approaching those times.
I didn’t say nothin’ about Hillary.
The good news is that about half the population (of 11-12 million) lives in cardboard boxes flexible enough to recover from the quakes. [only partially sarcastic]
File that under: what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. The Almighty has his reasons! :)
The earth is entering a period of increased geological activity. For those living near fault lines, it will means being alert and making preparations for disruptions of services.
Looks rather biblical...
amazing even land under the sea looks as desolate as the rest of the area....lol
that would have been awesome to actually see rising up.
Can’t imagine what could cause it. Suppose to be pretty deep in that area (200’ - 300’), I read.
Didn’t know if you guys had seen this Indian Prof’s research on predicting earthquakes.
Bihar teacher develops technique to predict earthquakes
B K Mishra, TNN Sep 26, 2013, 04.41AM IST
PATNA: Even as seismologists across the world are busy finding a suitable model for predicting earthquakes to minimize the loss of life and property, a school teacher of Motihari in Bihar has developed a time-tested model for forecasting the time, place and magnitude of quakes. He has already forecast more than a dozen earthquakes including Tuesday’s earthquake in Pakistan with almost 90 % accuracy.
Predicting earthquakes is a passion for Umesh Verma, a science teacher of M J K Girls’ School, Motihari. His numerical models have attracted the attention of some NASA scientists who are taking interest in his work.
We had a ship in the area. It’s ours!
Tahnks for posting that. I was aware of him but did not know he had a prediction for this recent quake. Good Stuff@!