M 7.8 IRAN-PAKISTAN BORDER REGION on April 16th 2013 at 10:44 UTC

Last update: 16 May 2013 at 07:57 UTC

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Earthquake details

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck far east Iran near the border with Pakistan, 85 east of Khāsh, Iran on April 16th, 2013 at 10:44 UTC (15:14 Iranian time). This earthquake occurred in a sparsely populated area at a depth of 87 km.

At least 40 people are feared dead in Iran and 38 more in Pakistanese neighbouring villages. 

All communications in the area have been cut and rescue teams have been dispatched to the affected area according to the Iranian Red Crescent's.

There were reports of tremors felt in Qatar, Bahrain, Koweit, Abu Dhabi, in the Gulf, in Afghanistan, in Pakistan and India. In Delhi, more than 1,500 km from the epicentre, office workers evacuated buildings as fittings shook and windows rattled. Tremors lasted for around 30 seconds.

More information on the main shock is available here.

If you have experienced this earthquake, you are invited to answer the online questionnaire. Your testimony will be useful to update the Intensity map here below, where intensities correspond to the effects of the earthquake.



By M.-A. Gutscher (CNRS; Brest; France)

intensity intensity

Cross section (earthquake with a longitude between 61° and 63° east). The two possible hypocenters are represented (50 km or 82 km deep).

Seismicity map.  

Red star = epicentre ; Black triangles = regional active volcanos 



Intensity map

(generated with the results of the online questionnaire)
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This video shows effects on the surface of Saravan earthquake (Mw=7.8) that occurred in the village of Gosht on the road between Khash and "Saravan".

Epicenter location

Main Shock Epicenter Location
Past Regional Seismicity as from the ISC catalogue (1964-2004) and EMSC Real Time catalogue (2005-today)
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Aftershocks locations


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