29 October 2008

A further Pakistan earthquake

Posted by Dave Petley

At 11:32 UT there was a further earthquake in Balochistan, this time Mw=6.2 at 10 km depth. This is sufficiently large and shallow to cause considerable additional damage, including landslides. Unfortunately, this event is even closer to Ziarat, which seems to have borne the brunt the first time around. The epicentre is at 30.541°N, 67.457°E according to the USGS, which is shown below on Google Earth (click on the image for a better view):