The 1945 Balochistan earthquake (Urdu: بلوچستان زلزلہ 1945) occurred in British India at 1:26 PKT on 28 November 1945 with a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale.
|UTC time||1945-11-27 21:56:53|
|Local date||28 November 1945|
|Local time||1:26 PKT|
|Magnitude||8.1 Mw |
|Depth||15 kilometers (9.3 mi)|
|Areas affected||British India |
|Max. intensity||X (Extreme) |
|Tsunami||15.24 m (50.0 ft) |
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.
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- The International Seismological Centre has a bibliography and/or authoritative data for this event.