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10 Largest Quakes -  South Asia

This page lists the 10 largest earthquakes in South Asia since 1900. Earthquakes are listed based on instrumentally determined moment magnitude (Mw). This listing includes events that were felt in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka although the map displays borders recognized by the Survey of India. Do not remove the link from the image if you wish to reproduce it in print or electronically.

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Date

Mw

Latitute

Longitude

Location

1

26 December 2004

9.1

03.29

95.98

Sumatra-Andaman arc

2

15 August 1950

8.6

28.38

96.76

Chayu (Zayu)-Upper Assam

3

15 January 1934

8.1

27.55

87.09

Eastern Nepal-Bihar border

4

27 November 1945

8.0

25.15

63.48

Makran Coast, Balochistan

5

30 May 1935

7.8

28.87

66.40

Quetta, Balochistan

6

4 April 1905

7.8

33.00

76.00

Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

7

26 June 1941

7.7

12.40

92.50

Middle Andaman Island

8

26 January 2001

7.7

23.44

70.31

Bhuj, Gujarat

9

8 October 2005

7.6

34.43

73.53

Kashmir-Kohistan

10

29 February 1944

7.4

00.30

75.30

Near the Maldive Islands

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