Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Pakistan on Thursday, 27 February 1997 at 21:08 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake  - Pakistan on Thursday, 27 February 1997 at 21:08 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 27 Feb 1997 09:08:02 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.976°N / 68.208°E (Pakistan)
Nearest volcano: Tor Zawar (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) ESE of Harnai (Balochistan) (pop: 11,100)
40 km (25 mi) WSW of Duki (Loralai, Balochistan) (pop: 6,380)
58 km (36 mi) SW of Loralai (Balochistan) (pop: 37,800)
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Sibi (Balochistan) (pop: 64,100)
77 km (48 mi) NE of Dadhar (Kachhi, Balochistan) (pop: 15,100)
86 km (53 mi) E of Mach (Kachhi, Balochistan) (pop: 16,900)
581 km (361 mi) N of Karachi (Sindh) (pop: 11,624,200)
613 km (381 mi) WSW of Lahore (Punjab) (pop: 6,310,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.133 kmPakistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake Pakistan 27 February 21:08 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 05 Aug 1998 03:16 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jul 1998 20:52 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jun 1998 01:23 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 1997 03:41 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Sep 1997 10:15 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 1997 13:15 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 1997 18:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jun 1997 11:18 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Mar 1997 08:50 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 1997 13:03 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 1997 21:30 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Pakistan on Thursday, 27 February 1997 at 21:30 (GMT)
  • 27 Feb 1997 21:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Pakistan on Thursday, 27 February 1997 at 21:08 (GMT)
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