Skip to comments.Major 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake, 5.9M Aftershock Shakes Pakistan, India
Posted on 09/24/2013 6:32:48 AM PDT by Zakeet
A few minutes ago headlines hit that as a result of a strong earthquake, buildings shook in Delhi, India. Moments later, the USGS confirmed that a major 7.8 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter 9 miles below the Awaran/Balochistan region in Pakistan had struck, some 43 miles NNE of Awaran, and close to the India border. It is unclear yet if the two quakes were the same although it seems likely. Reuters had this preliminary report: "An strong earthquake struck remote western Pakistan on Tuesday and was felt in the Indian capital of New Delhi where buildings shook. The United States Geological Survey said that a 7.8 magnitude quake struck 145 miles southeast of Dalbandin, in Pakistan's western province of Balochistan."
Below is the current report from the USGS, we will provide more as we get it - expect much more news out of this very densely and heavily populated region.
And moments later, the USGS reported of a major 5.9 magnitude aftershock:
Wow! That is huge. Wonder if it also shook Arabian peninsula.
GOD, works in mysterious ways. May GOD’s will be done.
Wonder if any caves crumbled down on our poor little terrorist?
GOD ROCKS ON!
Major urban renewal in Pokestan?
[snip] The earthquake was so powerful that it caused the seabed to rise and create a small, mountain-like island about 600 meters (yards) off Pakistan’s Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea [/snip]