Quakes in India: A chronology

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • |
  • Updated: Sep 18, 2011 21:25 IST

A 6.8 earthquake hit northern and eastern India Sunday. Following are some of the major quakes in the recent past:

Sep 7, 2011: 4.2 magnitude quake jolts Delhi and adjoining areas, with its epicenter near Sonepat, Haryana.

Oct 8, 2005: 7.6 magnitude quake strikes Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Pakistan, killing over 80,000 people, mostly in Pakistan.

Dec 26, 2004: Over two lakh people die when a 9.3 magnitude temblor hits Indonesia's Sumatra island, causing a tsunami that hit India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Maldives.

Jan 26, 2001: 7.7 magnitude earthquake kills over 20,000 in Gujarat, mainly in Kutch, Ahmedabad and Bhuj.

Sep 30, 1993: 6.4 magnitude leaves 7,928 people dead in Latur, Maharashtra.

 

also read

Delhi: Clash in Khajuri Khas over truck carrying animal hides

blog comments powered by Disqus