Category Archives: EARTHQUAKE
The whole of Balochistan province lies in a seismically active region. The province has experienced devastating earthquakes in the past. A powerful earthquake devastated Quetta town and the adjoining areas on May 31, 1935 at 02.33am local time (PST). Nearly 35,000 people were reported killed, most of those fatalities occurred in Quetta alone. Tremors were felt throughout Pakistan and as far as Agra in India. The quake was centred 4.0 kilometres SW of Ali Jan (Balochistan). The magnitude of this earthquake was at 7.0 on the richter scale.