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Table 1 Major seismic activity timeline of Pakistan

From: Disaster preparedness for metro projects: a social-cognitive perspective of Pakistan

Index Date Location Occurrence/Magnitude Casualties Infrastructure damage
1. December 28, 1947 Hunza w6.2 M Death Count: 5300, Injured: 17,000 Yes
2. September 10, 1971 Gilgit Death Count: 100 1000 Building Units
3. January 1, 1972 Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Abbottabad, Lahore & Sialkot Moderate Tremors 0 Yes
4. June 30, 1974 Rawalpindi, Peshawar & Multan Severe Tremors Death Count: 4 Yes
5. December 28, 1974 Pattan, Hazara, Hunza & Swat w7.4 M Death Count: 5300, Injured: 17,000 4400 Building Units
6. December 31, 1983 Gilgit Baltistan (Partial Region) w7.2 M Death Count: 26, Injuries: 483 Yes
7. May 31, 1995 Mastung, Mongechar, Dera Murad Jamali & Chatar Tehsil w5.2 M Injured: 5 Yes
8. May 20, 1992 Kohat Division w6 M Death Count: 36, Injuries: 100 Yes
9. February 28, 1997 Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Shuj-Abad, Leiah, Vehari, Sukkur, Rohri, Ghotki, Daharki, Ubaro, Liaquat-Pur, Jacob-Abad, Kandh-Kot, Dadu, Larkana, Warah, Shahdadkot, Kambar, Bolan, Jhal Magsi, Usta Mohammad, Sibi, Bugti and Marri Tribal Regions, Mithri, Koh-I-Suleiman Range, Chaman, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Pishin, Ziarat, Mastung, Kalat, Sorab & Khuzdar w7.2 M Death Count: 100 Yes
10. March 20, 1997 Salarzai w4.5 M Death Count: 10 Yes
11. January 26, 2001 Sindh (Entire Region) w6.5 M Death Count: 15, Injured: 108 Yes
12. October 3, 2002 Northern Areas (Partial Region) w5.1 M Death Count: 17, Injured: 30, Rendered Homeless: 1500 Yes
13. October 22, 2002 Astore Valley w5.5 M Death Count: 23 Yes
14. February 14, 2004 Northern Areas (Partial Region) & Khyber (Entire Region) Pakhtunkhwa w, 5.5 Mw5.7 M Death Count: 24, Injured: 40 Yes
15. October 8, 2005 Northern Areas (Partial Region) & Kashmir w7.6 M Death Count: 87,350, Injured: 200,000+, Rendered Homeless: 4,000,000 Yes
16. October 28, 2008 Quetta w6.4 M Death Count: 216, Injured: 370 Yes
17. January 18, 2011 Balochistan (Partial Region) w7.2 M Death Count: 2 200 Building Units
18. January 20, 2011 Quetta w7.4 M 0 200 Building Units
19. April 16, 2013 Quetta w7.9 M Death Count: 34, Injured: 80 10,000 Building Units
20. September 24, 2013 Awaran District w7.7 M Death Count: 825, Injured: 700 1000+ Building Units
21. September 28, 2013 Awaran District w6.8 M Death Count: 400 Yes
22. May 8, 2014 Sindh (Partial Region) w4.5 M Death Count: 2, Injured: 50 Yes
23. October 26, 2015 Rawalpindi, Islamabad & Northern Areas (Partial Region) w7.7 M Death Count: 399, Injured: 2536 Yes
24. December 25, 2015 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Partial Region) w6.3 M Death Count: 4, Injured: 100 Yes
25. April 10, 2016 Punjab (Partial Region) & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Partial Region) w7.1 M Death Count: 6, Injured: 27 20 Building Units
26. February 8, 2017 Gwadar, Makran & Pasni w6.3 M 0 Nil
27. January 31, 2018 Islamabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Murree, Sargodha, Shangla, Haripur, Gujranwala, Lahore, Quetta, & Karachi w6.1 M Injured: 11 Yes
  1. Source: (Ahmed 2018; Akbar 2016; Kaneda et al. 2008; Sasoli 2017; Syed Ali Shah et al. 2018)