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1945 Balochistan earthquake

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Origin time  21:56 (UTC)
Max. intensity  X (Extreme)
Casualties  300–4,000
Date  27 November 1945
Magnitude  8.1 Mw
Tsunami  15.24 m (50.0 ft)
Depth  15,000 m
1945 Balochistan earthquake
Areas affected  British India Makran Coast
Similar  1935 Quetta earthquake, 2008 Ziarat earthquake, 2013 Pakistan earthquake, 1938 Banda Sea earthquake, 1992 Nicaragua earthquake

The 1945 Balochistan earthquake (Urdu: بلوچستان زلزلہ‎) occurred in British India at 5:26 PST on 28 November 1945 with a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale.


The earthquake's epicenter was 97.6 kilometers south-southwest of Pasni in Balochistan and a tsunami caused damage along the Makran coastal region. Deaths from the event were reported to be at least 300 and as many as 4,000 people.

Another strong earthquake (7.3 Ms) occurred in nearly the same location on August 5, 1947, but not much is known about the event or its effects.


1945 Balochistan earthquake Wikipedia

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