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Sunday, October 09, 2005

22 Additional Earth Quakes in Pakistan

Look at this list to see how the earth quake has been measured at 22 additional points in Pakistan (plus one in Indonesia) in less than 24 hours; all instances are around the magnitude 5 mark; several well above; one at 6.2 mag.; no one bigger than the 7.6 mag. quake that first hit Pakistan at 03:50 UTC on Saturday (8:50 am local time). And here is a map with the 169 current (sic!) earth quakes.

And here is the backgrounder: Earthquakes in this area is caused by the movements of the Indian subcontinent. It is moving northward at a rate of about 40 mm per year and is colliding with the Eurasian continet. The collission is causing uplift; that produces the highest mountain peaks in the world. These include the Himalayan, the Karakoram, the Pamir and the Hindu Kush ranges.

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